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Terrorism hell: survivors tell

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Eyewitnesses have described scenes of terror as a series of coordinated attacks unfolded around Paris that left at least 129 dead.

Militants attacked the Bataclan concert hall as well as busy restaurants and bars across the French capital.

Inside the Bataclan, victims counted dead bodies as they hid from gunmen and desperately waited to be rescued.

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Bullets in heads, blood everywhere, dead people everywhere. Right now it feels like it’s not real, that it’s a bad dream, a nightmare.

We were next to the stage on the right. We heard gunshots and turned around.

We thought it was fireworks, instead it was guys shooting everywhere so we all lay down on the floor and crawled towards the stage.

Concertgoer Amelie
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We … went upstairs on the right of the stage and hid for two hours in a room, all 25 of us, listening to the sound of Kalashnikovs and explosions.

People were screaming as if they were being tortured.

When we came out it looked like a slaughterhouse.

Concertgoer Amelie
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People were falling like dominoes.

Toon, who witnessed a gunman shooting into the crowd at the Bataclan

People yelled, screamed and everybody [was] lying on the floor covering their heads. We heard so many gunshots and the terrorists were very calm and they didn’t shout anything.

Europe 1 radio journalist Julian Pierce
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I saw 20 to 25 bodies lying on the floor and people were very badly injured, gunshot wounds.  Some of them were dead. Some of them were very badly wounded. But it was a bloodbath.

Europe 1 radio journalist Julian Pierce

I heard the gunshots, people jumped to the ground and we managed to put a table over our heads to protect us.

Ben Grant, who was in a bar that was fired upon
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[I] saw a bunch of people leaving the stadium and being asked by security forces to run back inside the stadium … I saw children crying and their parents trying to tell them everything was OK. ” Ben, who was in Stade de France