Sup Travellers?! The tragic attacks that occurred in Paris last week is very disconcerting news. Paris has always been a city that I associated with peace and LOVE but now, the scars of terror will forever be draped onto its romance and that sucks.
What did the people of Paris ever do to deserve this?
The death toll, last time I checked, was 129, and my condolences go out to the families of those who lost loved ones in the attacks.
One guy in particular was almost among the dead on that day but thanks to his Cellphone he is still alive and able to return to his family.
According to NBC News a man fleeing the violence outside Paris' Stade de France on Friday credits his cellphone with saving his live.
A man identified only as Sylvestre says he was at the stadium when a bomb went off nearby.
"Everything exploded," he says. "I felt the projectiles and everything." Sylvestre was running with his phone to his ear when it was hit by a metal bolt, according to Reuters. NBC reports it's a good thing Sylvestre had his phone out. "Otherwise my head would have been busted," he says. According to Metro, Sylvestre's Samsung ended up with a broken screen and large dent. And he didn't get away unscathed either, with NBC reporting he was shot in the foot and had a bullet graze his torso while he was running. Sylvestre says he wouldn't wish the experience on anyone.
I'm tempted to call the man lucky but it's difficult to say the word 'luck' to someone who just experienced the merciless killing of dozens upon dozens of his people. No man should ever have to experience that and I hope that the people responsible for the attacks pay for what they did. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.