Footage showing pop star Ariana Grande’s tour bus returning back to her hotel following the deadly explosions in Manchester Arena have emerged online. The horrific terror attack took place after the singer’s performance in the arena, Mirror reports, and has been called “an appalling terrorist attack” by British prime minister Theresa May. You can check the video of Grande’s tour bus arriving back at Lowry hotel below.
The attack, which took place on Monday night local time, took the lives of 22 people and left over 50 injured. The police have confirmed that the man responsible for the attack died in the arena. Grande had just finished her performance at the Manchester Arena when the attack happened. The 23-year old blamed herself for the attack and posted a heartfelt message on Twitter, apologizing for the horrific attack.
“Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
Many fans and celebrities have responded to Grande’s tweet, assuring her that she was not to blame for the horrific incident. Grande has been reported to be in hysterics following the attack, blaming herself for the deaths of those young people that had come to see her show.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Ariana’s manager later posted a more elaborate response on behalf of the singer, saying that he had been left heartbroken by the cowardly attack on the people attending Grande’s show in Manchester Arena.
“Tonight, our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack. We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester’s first responders who rushed towards danger to help save lives.”
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 23, 2017
It has been confirmed by the police that at least 22 people have died from the blast. Preliminary reports have indicated that the blast may have been from a “nail bomb.” It has been reported that many of the concert’s attendees were young girls who were attending the event with their parents. The explosion took place at the end of Grande’s show, and hundreds of people rushed out of the arena in panic. Live witnesses of the horrific incident report hearing the explosion, seeing smoke and seeing many people covered in blood. The explosion took place approximately at 10:40 pm local time.
The number of injuries from the shrapnel of the explosion has been estimated to exceed 50. Manchester Arena has a capacity of 21,000. Emergency services have been working at full capacity, and the local hospitals have also anticipated mass casualties.
Should this attack be confirmed as a terrorist attack, it will have been the deadliest one on British soil since 2005’s 7/7 attacks.
Condolences from celebrities have been pouring in for the victims of the attack and their families.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson : “Our prayers and strength to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester. Stay strong. @ArianaGrande????????”
Gary Lineker : “Truly awful news from the great city of Manchester. Thoughts are with all those affected.”
Vincent Kompany : “I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. It’s a sad day for the great city of Manchester. #Unity”
Nicki Minaj : “My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I’m so sorry to hear this.”
Cher : “My Prayers go out to ppl of Manchester…Had special Times here from youth & beyond.”
Katy Perry : “Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world.????”
Harry Styles : “I’m heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight. Sending love to everyone involved. H”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased during this solemn hour.
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