Thousands watching a soccer match at the Stade de France were frozen with terror after hearing the booming explosions from a nearby terrorist attack in Paris — watch the devastating video.
While deadly shooting and explosions went off at Bataclan Concert hall in Paris on Nov 13, a nearby sports stadium, Stade de France, could hear the explosions that were loud enough to penetrate the sounds of cheering fans, according to a devastating report. The stadium was immediately put on lockdown — find out more.
My heart goes out to Paris right now…..could hear the explosion during the French game 💔 https://t.co/2yqcuGPk1g
— ΔΜΨ (@ThatSportsSpice) November 13, 2015
The president of the French Football Federation, Noel Le Graet, told reporters that three people were killed and more injured after a bomb exploded near door J of the Stade de France, according to Goal.com.
“We are all shattered and shocked,” Germany manager Joachim Low told ARD, according to Goal. “For me personally, the sport takes a backseat. We will now advise what to do. We are baffled at the moment. When I heard the bang I could imagine what that would be.”
“I came out of the stadium and people are crying, “They are going to shoot me! They are going to shoot me!'” Loic Tanzi, Goals’ Paris correspondent said from the stadium. “Now they opened the stadium and there are maybe 1,000 people on the pitch. They’ve switched music on to make the atmosphere better.
“No press obligations will be fulfilled tonight. No press conference, no mixed zone,” Tanzi said. “The police have said it is safe to leave the ground and the trains are safe. The teams will leave straight away.”
The stadium explosion occurred while other attacks around Paris took place. 153 people were killed in a night of deadly attacks, including an intense shootout at a Paris restaurant. 112 people perished at the hands of four gunman in the Bataclan concert hall after initially being taken captive.
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