UPDATED: 'Explosions' at Ariana Grande Concert in England Cause Stampede

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5th UPDATE 9:32 p.m.: Witnesses told the New York Times the explosion possibly came from a nail bomb. 

Nail bombs are used to increase the destructive power of explosives, as the shrapnel increases the bomb’s ability to wound its victims. A nail bomb was believed to have been used Monday in an attack at a military hospital in Bangkok that wounded two dozen people.

4th UPDATE 9:17 p.m.: According to TMZ, Ariana Grande is inconsolable after hearing 19 people died and at least 50 are injured after her concert at Manchester Arena. 

Sources are telling TMZ Ariana's next show, Thursday at the London O2 Arena, is up in the air because it might be a safety threat and "She's in no condition to perform." 

She was not hurt in the incident.

3rd UPDATE 8:46 p.m.: Eyewitness share what they saw inside the arena when the incident happened.

2nd UPDATE 8:16 p.m.: Greater Manchester Police confirmed 19 deaths and are currently treating it as a terrorist incident.

1st UPDATE: Greater Manchester Police released a statement confirming deaths:

A Twitter user who was in their car near the arena claims to have recorded audio of the explosion when it happened.

ORIGINAL STORY: According to the Guardian, emergency services are responding to an incident of unconfirmed explosions at Ariana Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena in England.

So far we only know there were two loud bangs. One concertgoer told the Guardian β€œquite a loud explosion heard from inside the Manchester arena and it shook, then everyone screamed and tried to get out.” TMZ has video of fans scrambling to get out of the arena. 

Sadly, it might be possible this stampede caused injuries. 

We'll update once more information is available.

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