Worried parents are frantically searching for any information on their children, who are missing after the deadly Nov. 13 Paris attacks. Many of these children and loved ones are believed to have been inside the Bataclan concert hall, where ISIS attackers killed at least 80 people.
This must be the worst feeling for a parent. At least 127 are dead and 300 are reportedly hospitalized after the horrible Nov. 13 Paris attacks. Parents, who have not heard from their children since the attacks, are searching for them and desperately hoping that they are not among the dead.
Parents, friends and family are taking to social media to reach out to anyone who might have any information on their loved ones. Many have taken to Facebook to post photos of missing children and friends. The hashtags “#RechercheParis” and “#RechercheBataclan” are being used to help spread the word about the missing on Twitter.
These hashtags are just devastating. There are so many people missing, with their loved ones holding out hope that they survived the brutal attacks.
One user tweeted, “We are looking for Anna Petard Lieffrig. 24yo. She was in area 19 E at 9pm last night. #rechercheParis Aidez-nous svp.” Another wrote, “#rechercheParis my friend Valeria Solesin is missing since yesterday. She was at Bataclan. Help #rechercheBataclan.” Another tweeted, “We ask for Rodica Meyer to let us know she is safe #rechercheParis.” Most tweets feature photos, which makes the situation even more heartbreaking.
Thankfully, the hashtags do provide comfort to some families. One user tweeted, “Update: Walid Abdel Razzak has been found in Pampidou hospital. He’s alive but badly injured. #RechercheParis.”
As of Nov. 14, at least 127 are dead following the attacks. Three hundred have reportedly been hospitalized, with 80 in critical condition. All eight of the attackers are reportedly dead. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, and French President Francois Hollande has called the attacks an “act of war” against France.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
— Avery Thompson