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Saturday, November 21, 2015

which wire to cut ~ when a Nurse tried CPR without realising the bomber !!

Thanks to Hollywood and Kollywood – we have seen this many a times – a bomb is likely to go off – the timer is running out – only a few seconds left.  The hero picks up the arm from the hidden place – everyone is tense, with sweat running profusely – he has the option of life to make – whether to cut the red or blue wire – he dallies with option and with a swift motion cuts off the wire – the bomb is defused Or he would throw it away into the sand or sea – saving hundreds of people ! – that one decision on clipping the tangled wire evades catastrophe.

Real life commandos are far superior – they are man of iron strong body with remarkably cool thinking brains ! ~ the man you can see in the photo is no Police cop nor trained commando – actually a nurse trying CPR !!

On the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks, consisting of mass shootings, suicide bombings, and hostage-taking, occurred in Paris, the capital of France, and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis.  There reportedly were three suicide bombings outside the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, along with another suicide bombing and a series of mass shootings at four locations in Paris. The attackers killed 130 people,cincluding 89 at the Bataclan theatre, where they took hostages before engaging in a three-hour stand-off with police. The attacks were the deadliest on France since World War II, and the deadliest in the European Union since the Madrid train bombings in 2004.  There are reports of swift reprisal, raid on places where culprits could have been hiding and more – while the World condemns the shameless killings.

This post is different – neither the gory details of killings nor the swift retaliation – but that of a nurse.  Incredible footage has emerged from the Paris attacks showing the moment a Parisian nurse tried to save the life of a man who was badly injured in the cafe attack only to realise that he was the suicide bomber.

The nurse, who called himself David, said he instinctively sought to help the wounded in the chaos of the explosion at the Comptoir Voltaire cafe. David, who works at a hospital in Paris, tried to save the bomber Brahim Abdeslam, who was  lying unconscious amid the overturned chairs.  Here is the same reproduced from MailOnline.

David, a Parisian nurse, has described the moment he tried to save the life of a man who was badly injured in the Paris attacks only to realise that he was the suicide bomber. David, who works at a hospital in Paris, found the man,  lying unconscious amid overturned chairs but he did not appear to have massive injuries. Near them, another person lies wounded on the floor amid spatters of blood from the deadly blast. 'There was a huge flame, there was dust. I immediately thought it was the heaters. I screamed, 'cut off the gas', he said, recalling the nightmare evening.

Initially he thought the explosion may have been caused by a gas leak but his fears worsened as 'people started running out.' His nursing training kicked in and David, 46, began CPR to try and revive the injured man for a few minutes before making the shocking discovery. It was only when he tore open the man's t-shirt did he realise that what he initially thought was a gas explosion at the cafe close to the Bataclan music hall, was actually something far worse.

'There were wires; one white, one black, one red and one orange. Four different colours. I knew then he was a suicide bomber,' he told Reuters.  The man David was trying to resuscitate was Brahim Abdeslam, one of the eight terrorists involved in the series of deadly attacks that killed 130 people at the Stade de France, cafes, restaurants and a music hall.  'He had a large opening on his side, about 30 cms,' he said. 'When you lift a t-shirt and you see wires, you know that's not normal.' David says police told him that Abdeslam's bomb had not fully exploded. '(Later), I was thinking about how I lay him on the floor, with me doing CPR. It's a pretty vigourous process. By just doing that, I also could have been gone,' he said. 

'The first wire I saw was red. I think that was the detonator. There was something at the end,' David said. Just after he realised the person he was trying to save had just tried to kill him, the fire services arrived, David said. Among them was a fireman he knew. He told him what he had just seen. 'He looked at me and started shouting for everyone to evacuate,' said David.

The terror alert comes as authorities across Europe try to determine how a network of primarily French and Belgian attackers carried out the deadly attacks in Paris. Brussels was home to the suspected organizer of the November 13 Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was killed in a dramatic police shootout at a flat in the suburb of Paris during a police raid on Wednesday morning. He died alongside Hasna Ait Boulahcen, 26 - she was originally thought to have blown herself up in the Saint Denis gun siege, but was actually killed when another member of the Islamic cell let off a bomb, according to a source within the French police. 

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

21st Nov. 2015.

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