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UPDATE: 01:30AM

Reports from Paris Prosecutor suggest that 5 attackers may have been killed in attacks across city. (Source: BBC News)

UPDATE: 01:15AM

The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, released the following statement: “Canada stands with France at this dark time and offers all possible assistance. We will continue to work closely with the international community to help prevent these terrible, senseless acts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France and we mourn their loss.” (Source: BBC News).

UPDATE: 01:14AM

It’s been reported that survivors of the concert hall managed to hide on upper floor-levels from attackers. (Source: BBC News).

UPDATE: 01:04AM

118 people are thought to have died at the concert hall, and 40 others in other locations in Paris. The death toll is fluctuating between different media outlets. (Source: BBC News).


Attack Sites:

  • Bataclan concert venue; 50 Boulevard Voltaire, 11th District.
    • Gun attacks, hostages held.
  • Le Carillon and Le Petit Cambodge restaurants, 18 and 20 Rue Alibert, 10th District.
    • Gun attacks.
  • La Belle Equipe, 92 Rue de Charonne restaurant, 11th District.
    • Gun attack.
  • Near Stade de France, St Denis, just north of Paris.
    • Reported suicide attack near venue during France vs Germany football match.

Source: BBC News


 

Later this morning, France will wake up to the most horrifying news that has devastated Western Europe in years.

News reports are still unfolding, that tally the losses Paris has suffered on Friday night – a national emergency has been declared by the French President Francois Hollande. Live footage has been released of a football match in the centre of the city, where in the background the noise of explosives can be heard, eerily juxtaposing the supposedly innocent game of football and rendering the city of Paris unsafe.

It is thought currently that over 100 people have been killed at the Bataclan concert hall, where hostages were taken during another attack. The acts of terrorism happened in separate parts of the city throughout the night – more shootings happened at a restaurant at the 10th Arrondissement, where an unknown number of people have died.

President Obama offered his condolences along with the Tweets and status’ of support that have been sent over social media all night: “This is an attack not just on Paris. It’s an attack not just on the people of France. But this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.”

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Posted by Elizabeth Gough

Lifestyle Editor, English Literature and Creative Writing student, feminist, friend and tea-lover. Contact me to appear in the Lifestyle section: smilellie@live.com

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