Manchester: The gorgeous city of rain and football fell victim to a terrible nightmare in the form of a possible terrorist attack yesterday.
The explosion took place in an ongoing concert of pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena which caused 22 casualties and more than 50 injuries. Police officials state that the explosion took place “within the foyer area of the stadium” and they got called and informed at around 9:33 pm. The foyer area of the stadium is connected to the auditorium with a capacity of 21,000 people with Victoria train and tram station.
Eyewitnesses describe the scene as a “huge bomb-like bang” and chaos broke as people started rushing out of the arena. Gary Walker from Leeds who was present there told BBC Radio 5 Live that a shrapnel hit him in his foot and his wife had a stomach injury as they waited for their kids to come out of the concert.
“We heard the last song go and then suddenly there was a massive flash and then a bang and smoke,” Gary said.
This is the second heinous terror attack that shook England to its core followed by the 22nd March incident in central London. A man drove into pedestrians walking on the Westminster Bridge before crashing into the fence around parliament, and in result took lives of 5 innocent people and injured as much as 50 people.
Manchester attack is also being called the worst since 2005. Britain faced the worst bomb attack back on July 7, 2005, when 4 British Al-Qaeda inspired suicide bombers attacked London’s transport system, killing 52 and wounding 700.
As of right now, it is still being considered a possible terrorist attack since no terrorist organization has yet claimed responsibility for this. Our thoughts, hearts, and prayers go out to all those affected by this barbaric act of violence and strongly condemn the rise of terrorism in today’s world.
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