MUST READ: Paris massacre reported in 20 tweets


Multiple shootings rocked central Paris on Friday night, one of which was at the Bataclan theatre and concert hall where hundreds of people were attending a concert of a rock group.

Four suspected terrorists were killed at the Bataclan theatre. BBC says that France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 120 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris.

Here are twenty tweets from journalists/news agencies who reported on Paris massacre in real time, to explain how the terror attacks in the French capital unfolded.

This is what BBC’s Katya Adler flashed as soon as she heard of explosions,

Eight minutes later she updated her twitter status with this tweet;

And then this.

Seth Porges, a TV personality, who’s followed by President Barack Obama, tweeted;

A journalist from France 24 news channel reported;

BBC’s Katya came in to inform ablout the emergency meeting;

Journalist Rebecca Kesby reported;

Another BBC jounalist reported

Jounalist Agnes Poirier reported that the French President Hollande was being taken to safety from Stade de France. Football match, however, continued in the stadium where French President had been amongst spectators.

Katya, meanwhile reported of a hostage situation unfolding

Agnes reported of more hostage situation as the terror incidents now turning out to be the worst since World War II.

Meanwhile, the news agency AFP reported that 100 alone would have died at the concert venue;

Journalist Dimi Reider said that French police was storming Bataclan, venue for concert.

BBC journalist Gavin Lee said;

Reports now say seven attackers killed

No surprise that the news of this large-scale massacre becomes front page headlines for all French newspapers.

The story becomes top front page headline of British newspaper too. The news was too late for the Indian newspapers.

President Obama ‘vowed’ to do ‘whatever it takes’ to bring Paris terrorists to justice.



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