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22 dead, including children, in Manchester concert blast

Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Ian Hopkins said it was the most horrific incident that officers have ever faced.

The lone male attacker, who died in the blast at the Manchester Arena was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.

22 died and 59 people were injured during the blast, as spectators were leaving a music concert last night.

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Video shows moment of Manchester Arena blast

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This video shows the moment an explosion went off at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killing at least 22 people.

Concert-goers are heard screaming and asking "what's going on?" as they flee the scene.

Police say children are among the dead and a man who detonated an explosive device died in the blast.

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Children among 22 killed in Manchester Arena attack

Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the increased death toll.

Twenty-two people, including children, have died as a result of the Manchester Arena blast suspected of being carried out by a single attacker, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed.

A further 59 people were injured in the explosion.

GMP's chief constable Ian Hopkins said a man detonated an "improvised explosive device" outside the Arena and died in the attack.

They believe he acted alone but said the priority was to find out if he was part of a wider network.

"This is the most horrific incident we have ever faced," he said. "We have been treating this as a terrorist incident."

He added: "I can confirm children are among the deceased."

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Concerned relatives urged to call emergency police hotline

Concerned relatives and friends have been urged to call 0161 856 9400 - an emergency police hotline set up after the explosion at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

Greater Manchester Police are also offering help or assistance at the city's Etihad Stadium.

Anyone with information about the blast should call the national anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.

Anyone with footage from Manchester Arena that could assist the police investigation has been urged to upload it to the site for Police Appeal For Photos/Videos.

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