22 people are dead, including children, and at least 59 injured after a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

The explosion happened at 22:35 yesterday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. Relatives are using social media to hunt for missing loved ones, including children, caught up in the incident. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was “a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable in our society”.

North West Ambulance Service said it had taken 59 casualties from the explosion to hospitals and treated a number of walking wounded, including for “shrapnel-like injuries”. Unconfirmed reports from two unnamed US officials suggested the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, who died at the scene.

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