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Ariana Grande Manchester attack: the eyewitness accounts

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A man and a woman embrace outside of Manchester Arena after a terrorist suicide bombing. Photo: AAP
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At least 19 people are confirmed dead and about 59 injured after a suspected explosion at the end of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

Manchester residents have thrown their support behind the victims, offering their homes and businesses as safe havens where they can spend the night.

Dozens of children without a guardian or who were separated from their families during the evacuation, have been taken to the nearby Holiday Inn for shelter.

Facebook has created a safety check portal to allow those near the area to reassure their family and friends they are safe.

Here are the accounts of fans and witnesses at the scene, as people around the world send their thoughts to those affected.

The first-hand accounts

Just out of The Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester,I thought we would leave seconds before the last song finished in…

Posted by Abby Mullen on 2017年5月22日

When the explosion went off after @arianagrande concert in @ManchesterArena hope everyone is safe. #Manchester

A post shared by Zach Bruce (@zachwhiteguybruce) on

The authorities

The music community