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Police officers stand guard at a road leading to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris

No report of Indians killed in Paris: Indian embassy

 Police officers stand guard at a road leading to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris
Police officers stand guard at a road leading to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris

There is no report yet of any Indian killed or wounded in the deadly Paris terror attacks, the Indian embassy said on Saturday.

“As of now there is no report of any Indian being killed,” said Deputy Chief Manish Prabhat .

He said since the embassy staff was not allowed to go out due to restrictions imposed by French authorities, “we don’t have a ground report and there is no independent way of finding it out”.

Prabhat said Paris was home to some 100,000 Indians.

Earlier, Indian ambassador Mohan Kumar tweeted: “We hope all Indians are safe.

“Our prayers (are) with families affected and solidarity with France,” he added.

Terrorists unleashed mayhem at multiple targets in Paris on Friday night, leaving 153 people dead and over 200 injured, some 80 critically.

An unnamed witness at the Bataclan rock concert where over 150 people were massacred by terrorists in a string of attacks in Paris on Friday night, recalled it as “war”, BBC reported.

“It was a concert where the music was loud. I heard the shots, I turned around and I saw a silhouette with a cap who stood near the back door. He fired in my direction,” BBC quoted the witness as saying.

“People began to drop and throw themselves to the ground. I thought that the guy next to me was dead.”

The witness said he managed to exit from the venue.

“We hid in a cafe, barricaded on the first floor. When we told people what had happened they believed us immediately. It’s war here, there were shots fired just a very short time ago.

“All we can hear are sirens, we are waiting to be evacuated…,” the witness was quoted by BBC.

Over 150 people were killed by terrorists in a string of attacks in Paris on Friday night.