Following a deadly explosion that rocked the Manchester Arena in northern England where pop singer Ariana Grande was performing Monday night, many took to social media to search for missing friends and family.
Police said there were at least 19 fatalities and 50 injuries and that the incident was being investigated as a terrorist attack, the Associated Press reported.
Video posted to social media showed terrified fans scrambling to flee the arena in the aftermath of the blast, and then several panicked posts appeared on as friends and family attempted to locate missing concertgoers.
— mil (@milupton) May 23, 2017
— Abi Newman (@AbiNewmanx) May 23, 2017
— julia hayes???? (@l0vey0umiley) May 23, 2017
— D@t B0i B€NJ! (@benjigetsmewet) May 23, 2017
— today (@xqueengrandeo) May 23, 2017
— zelie grey (@zeliegrey) May 23, 2017
FOR ANYONE SEARCHING FOR THEIR CHILD IN MANCHESTER
BEING HELD AT THE HOLIDAY INN pic.twitter.com/6UKbiNdkCw
— . (@wtvrel) May 22, 2017
SHES CALLED HOME SHE IS IN A HOME WITH A KIND OLD COUPLE CALLED JOHN AND ANNE WRIGHT IM SO THANKFUL RIGHT NOW GOD BLESS YOU ALL #Manchester
— Declan Jones (@Rashpele) May 23, 2017
— Little Mix (@LittleMix) May 23, 2017
— James Golding (@JamesGolding007) May 23, 2017
— Penni (@peninahhh) May 23, 2017
— Zack Polanski Ⓥ (@ZackPolanski) May 23, 2017
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