Witnesses tell harrowing tales of surviving Paris attacks

Paris Attack Survivor: It Was So Unfathomable It Didn't Seem Real

The shocking attacks on Paris Friday night left at least 129 people dead. Now those survived are starting to speak out and share their stories of the tragic night.

In the video above, Charlotte Brehaut, who was dining at a restaurant when it was targeted, told the TODAY Show the attack "was so unfathomable it didn't seem real."

A Frenchman explains in the video below how his cell phone saved his life.

Cell Phone Stops Bullet, Saves Man in Paris Attacks

One of the men held hostage in the Bataclan theater spoke about the attackers, saying they only "had one goal — to kill."

Paris Concert Attack Survivor: Attackers 'Had One Goal - to Kill'

Another survivor told the TODAY Show she feared for her life for 30 minutes.
Paris Attack Witness: For 30 Minutes I Feared for My Life

A fan inside the stadium described the reaction of the crowd.
Paris Attacks: 'No One Reacted' at Soccer Match

More coverage of the Paris attacks:
Scenes of horror as a Paris night becomes a bloodbath
Paris attacks kill 127, Islamic State threatens France
Reaction from around the world to Paris attacks

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