ISIS had been roaming the concert hall’s corridors looking for runaways.
The harrowing footage from outside the Bataclan theater where one of the terrorist attacks took place in Paris at the Eagles of Death Metal show on Friday has an uplifting story within, not to disregard the tragic events that unfurled.
He pregnant-woman-as-she-clung-for-life.html”>told La Province: “I held on for five minutes and then the pregnant woman, who was exhausted, begged me to help her get back inside”. Motionless bodies are seen lying in the doorway below the woman.
The footage was taken by Le Monde journalist Daniel Psenny from his flat window.
“I heard a noise like firecrackers, and at the beginning I was convinced that it was in the film”, he said. “But there was no emergency exit. Sometimes there are evacuations, but there, all the world was running from all sides”.
“The lights came on and I turned to the entrance and saw two or three guys armed with Kalashnikovs”.
“A woman was clinging to the Bataclan window on the second floor”.
“I went from hope to feeling resigned to death”.
“We saw the feet of a gunman who walked past us and we said our goodbyes and as we realised what was about to happen to us, someone opened a door somewhere and we just ran. With another man, I pulled him into the lobby”. Both times when we fell he covered me, making sure that he covered my head and my chest was covered as best as he could. I don’t know, my mind is a blank. Later, he was also injured after being shot in the arm through the window.
She added: “We are not sure at what point David was shot”. He vomited, he was cold, we thought he was going to die.
“We called the fire department, but they couldn’t evacuate us”.
The Parisien, who was ten weeks pregnant, told a friend that she did not reveal the news to her boyfriend because she wanted to wait until three months, it was reported by The Sunday. They put us against the windows and I had to shout to them to stay away.
Psenny was taken to the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in the 15th arrondissement at around 3 am and was waiting for surgery on Saturday morning.
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