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Mass shooting, bomb, possible hostage situation in Paris

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Orkrider2, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Gunmen opened fired at various locations in the city. Explosions heard. At least 60 hostages taken at Bataclan concert hall. Up to 26 killed. Incomprehensible horror. My heart is breaking at the news.
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  2. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Very worrying :(
  3. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    it's getting worse. just said that there are hundreds at the Bataclan - there's a gig tonight. death toll getting higher. no one being allowed out of the Stade de France where France were playing Germany. there's a vine of the game where you can hear explosions on the commentary. people coming down to the pitch there.
  4. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    It is utterly petrifying.
  5. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    Get used to it. Millions more on the way.
  6. cally1980

    cally1980 Established commenter

    At least 40 now and rising.
  7. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    The continuing roll out of the desires of Daddy In The Sky With Violence.
  8. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Who knows. Not going to speculate until I have facts though. There are plenty of evil ******** in the world, unfortunately. For now I'm just praying for a swift resolution with no further innocent casualties.
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  9. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

  10. ScotSEN

    ScotSEN Senior commenter

    Like facebook I wish that there was some way on here of acknowledging agreement without it having to be 'like' as clearly I don't like this but agree with Orkrider2
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Couldn't sleep... wish I had... F*S
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    France has closed its borders... state of emergency declared.

    Thoughts with Paris.
  13. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    'God' doesn't respect borders. It'll be Parisians killing Parisians because 'God' told them to do it.
    Some other people will be praying to 'God' for peace.

    Maybe 'God' is schizophrenic and liable to mood swings or just trying to please each request as it comes in.

    Maybe 'God' works on a system of first past the post re numbers of requests.

    Anyway. It must be what 'God' wants.
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  14. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    I feel so sick. I'm terrified for the people caught up in the carnage and I'm terrified for the consequences this will have in the future.
  15. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    Expect more. Europe is under seige. UK too.
  16. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Hostages being brought out /injured? (euronews) virgin 620
    Parisians opening theirdoors to allow stranded to take cover.
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    BBC is reporting the stadium explosions, two were suicide bombings.
  18. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    God rest their souls and may the hostages be freed.
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  19. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter


    Toby Young living up to expectations.
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  20. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    From The Guardian web:
    The AP: French police official confirms two suicide attacks and one bombing near the Stade de France, to the north of Paris.

    Reuters, citing police sources, is reporting that at least 40 people were killed in the attacks across the city, while 60 others were wounded. Reports differ, with some placing the death toll greater. The French president said that “dozens” have been killed. We are working to confirm the reports.

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    5m ago23:25

    These are some of the embassy numbers in Paris for people who may have concerns about friends or relatives.

    British embassy: +33 1 44 51 31 00

    US embassy Phone: +33 1 43 12 22 22

    Irish embassy Phone:+33 1 44 17 67 00 (All in Paris, obviously)
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