At least 100 were killed during an hours-long hostage situation at a rock concert, which was among several attacks Friday, police said. President François Hollande declared a state of emergency and has closed the Countries borders.

A staggering 80 people are reported to have been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris.
Police claim multiple Gunmen took about 100 hostages there before being overpowered by police.


 

UPDATE

The Paris hostage situation is now thankfully over.


A hostage from the horrifying attacks in Paris has updated his Facebook page as the events unfolded inside the Bataclan Theatre.

Benjamin Cazenoves is one of the people who were stuck inside the venue where the attacks took place and he managed to get online to let people know that despite being hurt a group of survivors are okay but remain on high alert.


Benjamin’s second update gave a little insight into the terrifying attacks.

Carnage.. Dead bodies everywhere.

As the statuses were put out, comments flooded in to offer their well wishes to Benjamin and the other survivors.


Others died in a reported bomb explosion near the Stade de France, where France were hosting a friendly football match with Germany, winning 2-0 which has now ended.

In this clip below, as the teams went head-to-head, a huge explosion could be heard outside.

Supporters invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium at the end of the international friendly soccer match between France and Germany in Saint Denis. [Christophe Ena/AP Photo]

Hundreds of people spilled onto the field of the Stade de France stadium after explosions were heard nearby. [Christophe Ena/AP Photo]

Reports say French President Francois Hollande was watching the match and has been moved to safety.
Deputy mayor of Paris Patrick Klugman told CNN the explosion at the Stade de France might have been caused by suicide bombers. Reuters reports that US security officials think the paris attacks were most likely coordinated. They cited an anonymous source familiar with developing intelligence assessments who said:

“This clearly looks like a coordinated series of attacks.”

Parisians are reportedly using the hashtag #portouverte (Open Door) to offer safety and shelter to anyone trapped out in the streets, or fleeing to safety. Other attacks have also happened in the city centre restaurants. Seven attackers are reported to have been killed.


 

Attack sites:

Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district – Hostages Held
Le Carillon, 18 rue Alibert, 10th district – Gun Attack
Le Petit Cambodge, 20 rue Alibert, 10th district – Gun Attack
La Belle Equipe, 92 rue de Charonne, 11th district – Gun Attack
Near Stade de France, St Denis, just north of Paris – reported suicide bombing near venue as France v Germany football match played
Reports of gunfire at at least one other site

Credit: BBC


 

US President Barack Obama spoke of “an outrageous attempt to terrorise innocent civilians”.
UK PM David Cameron said he was shocked and pledged to do “whatever we can to help”.

 


Paris embassy numbers:

British: +33144513100

Irish: +33144176700

US: +33143122222

Australia: +33140593300

Canada: +33144432900

The Foreign Office says those concerned about nationals caught in the attacks should call:

Britain: 020 70081500

Ireland: 00 3531 408 2000

Facebook Safety Check for Paris Terror Attacks


 

Our thoughts go out to the friends and families of people affected by this.

#PrayForParis