06282017

At least 200 reported injured, 80 seriously in Paris terror attacks

Doctors and hospitals in Paris scrambled early Saturday to treat at least 200 people who were reported injured in six separate terror attacks Friday night. 

The AFP news agency reported, citing a security source, that at least 80 people were seriously injured in the attacks on a concert hall, at least two restaurants, and the country’s national soccer and rugby stadium, among other venues. 

The Telegraph reported that the city’s hospital service was overwhelmed as medical personnel reported for work of their own volition. Among the first to be called in was Patrick Pelloux, an emergency room doctor and former writer for Charlie Hebdo. Pelloux was one of the first to arrive on the scene of the January 7 terror attack that killed twelve people, including nine of his colleagues. 

The Guardian reported that a bar near the Bataclan concert hall, where the deadliest attack took place, had been turned into a makeshift medical tent after medical supplies were rushed there to treat the injured. Those who could walk were taken by Red Cross volunteers to another bar further away from the scene, where psychological counseling was available. 

Le Monde reported that 36 hospitals were receiving injured persons for treatment and 450 Paris firefighters had been mobilized to cope with the attack, as had 280 from the capital’s outer suburbs.

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