SEOUL, May 23 (Yonhap) — K-pop group BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, on Tuesday offered condolences to the victims of a deadly terror attack at a concert in Manchester, Britain.
“Our hearts are heavy about the tragedy in Manchester. We send our love to all the victims, Ariana, her fans and crew,” BTS wrote on Twitter, referring to the suicide bombing that took place at the Manchester Arena in Britain on Monday, local time, immediately after a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande.
According to the Greater Manchester Police website, 22 people were confirmed killed, while 59 were injured in the blast. Police said a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the arena but no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing so far.
On Sunday, local time, the popular K-pop idol group received the Top Social Artist award at 2017 Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, U.S. Ariana Grande, along with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, was among the seven nominees for the award.
BTS’ posting was retweeted over 91,000 times and liked 142,000 times. Many fans responded by posting tweets with the hashtags “#PrayForManchester” and “#PrayForAriana.”