An American who survived 9/11 attack on World Trade Center Twin Tower in 2001 reiterates his survival tale from terrorist attack in Paris at the Bataclan theatre, Telegraph reported.
Matthew, whose surname has not been disclosed, was among the crowd at the Bataclan concert hall watching the Californian band Eagles of Death Metal when the attack started.
“I inched forward centimetre by centimetre. At one point, I saw the ledge of the exit at arm’s reach. I was able to grip it with one finger, then the other.”
Once outside, exhausted, he collapsed on the pavement, where Daniel Psenny, a Le Monde journalist and another man dressed in black came to his aid.
This is the second narrow escape from a terrorist strike for the American. He was at the foot of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 heading to a work meeting when a United Airlines plane struck one of the twin towers.
“I sprinted across half of Manhattan,” he said. “But what I went through in the Bataclan was 1,000 times worse,” he said.
“I was playing dead,” Matthew told Le Monde. “When I felt someone dragging me by the arms, I didn’t even look up. I said, or at least in my head – ‘I love you, my angel,’” he said.
Matthew, who moved to Paris with his family in July, said he might even consider returning to the Bataclan for another concert, at some point in the future.
“I might go back to the Bataclan one day. We’ll see,” he said.
Source: The Telegraph