The Hindu

Bloodbath at rock concert

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PARIS: Terrified survivors from the Paris concert hall targeted in a series of attacks on the French capital late on Friday have described fleeing over bodies to hide after gunmen began executing rock fans in a barrage of automatic gunfire.

“It was horrible inside, a bloodbath, people shot in the head, people who were shot as they were lying on the ground,” said a police officer.

At least 89 people were killed in the concert hall by four black-clad attackers who opened fire with automatic weapons on the packed venue, sowing carnage and panic.

“At first we thought it was part of the show but we quickly understood," said radio presenter Pierre Ja-naszak. He who was sitting in the balcony with his sister and friends when they heard shots from below about an hour into the concert, where 1,500 people had been in attendance.

“They didn’t stop firing. There was blood, corpses everywhere. We heard screaming. Everyone was trying to flee.” — AFP

 ?? — PHOTO: AFP ?? American rock group Eagles of Death Metal perform on stage on Friday at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, just moments before four men armed with assault rifles and shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great!") stormed into the venue.
— PHOTO: AFP American rock group Eagles of Death Metal perform on stage on Friday at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, just moments before four men armed with assault rifles and shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great!") stormed into the venue.

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