Suicide Bomber Sets Off Nail Bomb In Manchester, England After Ariana Grande Concert
Is any place safe anymore? People go to concerts to have fun, see their favorite artists, enjoy themselves and get a break from real world responsibilities.
On Monday night, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, after what was supposed to be a fun occasion where thousands of young people gathered to see Ariana Grande in concert, instantly became every person’s worst nightmare when after the show ended, and an explosion went off outside the arena as people were leaving.
We now know 22 people lost their lives, with the youngest victim being an 8-year-old girl, and 50 were injured. Many concertgoers have still been unaccounted for and loved ones are using social media to help find them.
According to police in Manchester, England, the suspect has been identified as 22-year-old suicide bomber Salman Abedi. He is said to be the lone attacker who detonated bombs as teenagers were leaving the venue. Terror organization ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack “callous” and “cowardly.”
“We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage.”
As for Grande, she is said to be “inconsolable” and not emotionally or mentally equipped to perform. The pop star was in the midst of the international leg of her Dangerous Woman Tour, which has now been suspended.
She released a statement on Twitter last night saying she is “broken.”
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017