I pretended to be dead for over an hour: Bataclan attack survivor shares her story

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Paris, Nov 16: "Dozens of people were shot right in front of me. Pools of blood filled the floor," this is what 22-year-old Isobel Bowdery wrote in her post on Facebook about the attack at the Bataclan concert hall when terrorists opened fire.

Recalling the scenes at the site of attack, Bowdery writes: "You never think it will happen to you. It was just a Friday night at a rock show. The atmosphere was so happy and everyone was dancing and smiling and then when the men came through the front entrance and began the shooting, we naively believed it was all part of the show."

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She adds that this wasn't just a terrorist attack, it was a massacre. "Cries of grown men who held their girlfriends dead bodies pierced the small music venue. Futures demolished, families heartbroken in an instant.

Shocked and alone, I pretended to be dead for over an hour, lying among people who could see their loved ones motionless. Holding my breath, trying to not move, not cry - not giving those men the fear they longed to see. I was incredibly lucky to survive."

you never think it will happen to you. It was just a friday night at a rock show. the atmosphere was so happy and...

Posted by Isobel Bowdery on Saturday, 14 November 2015

Bowdery was one of the lucky survivors at the Bataclan concert hall, where terrorists opened fire and left 80 dead.

She recalls how people around her helped her. How one man risked his life to cover her, while strangers consoled her on the road.

Bowdery posted her message alongwith a picture of her blood-stained top that she wore when the attack took place. Her post was shared by many on Facebook.

Over 120 were dead in Friday's attack that has left Paris shaken. Police officials have launched a manhunt for the members of the ISIS who are said to be behind the attacks and also their accomplices.

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