Manchester terror attack LIVE: Angela Merkel expresses ‘sorrow and horror’, says Germany stands by Britain

At least nineteen people were killed in the suspected explosion at the end of a pop concert by American star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England, which is treated as a terrorist incident, police said.
Witnesses described a “big explosion of bombs” and panic scenes as young fans fled the scene. A fleet of ambulances were seen running to scene teams and bomb deactivation were sent shortly after.
Images | The panic takes over Manchester after a terror explosion in concert Ariana Grande
“This case is now treated as a terrorist incident until the police know otherwise,” police said in a statement. The High Commissioner of India in London has launched a response unit and activated more hotlines to help Indian citizens trapped in the Manchester A terrorist attack claimed 22 lives. German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her “pain and horror” over the terrorist attack in Manchester.
“This alleged terrorist attack will only reinforce our commitment to work with our British friends against those who plan and carry out such inhumane acts to guarantee people in Britain.” Germany is at her side, Merkel said in a statement. British police closed the London bus station and surrounding streets, the BBC reported, after finding a suspicious package.
“A suspicious package is marked,” said a Metropolitan Police spokesman.
Buckingham Palace Road and other streets in the area are closed: Reuters quoted French President Emmanuel Macron BBC made a telephone call with British Prime Minister Theresa May following the Manchester attack, Macron’s office said in a statement Tuesday.

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