Panic, confusion after explosions heard near Paris football matchFriday, November 13, 2015 – 01:01Football fans who watched the France-Germany match, near where bombs exploded, speak about panic and confusion inside the stadium. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Police patrol the streets near the Stade de France national stadium, where hundreds of fans are evacuating following multiple attacks around Paris. The attacks included gunmen and bombers and killed scores of people. Earlier in the evening, inside the stadium, explosions could be heard during a France-Germany friendly match. The match continued until the end but panic broke out in the crowd as rumors of the attack spread. Afterwards fans streamed out in small groups to try to get home.
This fan says, “We were all happy, but when we left the stadium there was a big disenchantment. The party was ruined and everybody started to panic.”
French President Francois Hollande, who was attending the match, has declared a state of emergency and closed France’s borders to stop the perpetrators from escaping.Panic, confusion after explosions heard near Paris football match Friday, November 13, 2015 – 01:01