19 confirmed dead at Ariana Grande concert: Manchester police chief

"This is clearly a very concerning time for everyone," said the local official.
2:27 | 05/23/17

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Transcript for 19 confirmed dead at Ariana Grande concert: Manchester police chief
Subordinates and that when I mean Hopkins to chief counsel of great interest to place. I can confirm the details of last night's incident as we currently know them. It's around 10:53 PM we received reports of an explosion. Of Manchester arena in the city center. This was at the conclusion. Of Barry on the ground they concert. Currently we have nineteen people confirmed to have lost their lives in the exploration. And around fifty casualties. That are being treated at six hospitals across grates my interest. My thoughts are very much with those would've it been injured and lost the lives and their loved ones at this terrible time. We are doing all that we kind to support them. Officers from greater Manchester police and emergency services. Working at the scene and supporting those affected. We are coordinating operation in Everett Greg too much to police at courses. An emergency number if available for all those concerned about their loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area. The number case 161856940. Your. We are currently treating this as a terrorist incident until we have information. We are working closely with national counterterrorism leasing that and UK intelligence office. She's clearly and very consuming time for everyone. We're doing all that we count what can we local and national agencies to support those affected. As we gather information about what happened last night. I was you'll understand we are still receiving information. And updates so provide further details when we have a clearer picture. I want to thank people for that supports. A bash them to remain vigilant. And if they have any concerns that whole. To report them to the national eye to terrorist hotline. The number ace 08078. 32 Walt. It is important tools good people here in my interest. Avoid the area around Manchester either. So that emergency services can can can continue to effectively deal with the incidents. Patient. Thank you very much.

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