Friday 23 August 2019

All 129 victims of Paris Terror Attacks now identified

Mourners pay their respects in Paris. Photo: Mark Condren
Mourners pay their respects in Paris. Photo: Mark Condren

Sam Griffin

All 129 victims of the Paris terror attacks have been identified, according to a statement from the French Cabinet.

Friends and family members of victims of Friday night's attacks had been using social media in a desperate attempt to find information on missing loved ones.

The #RechercheParis hashtag has been trending on Twitter in countries around the world since the killings.

Yesterday afternoon, the French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said 117 of the 129 victims who died on Friday had been identified.

She said the dead included people from 17 different countries.

But several people are still unaccounted for, with many feared dead or seriously injured in hospital.

Friends of one missing man, 17-year-old Remi Suquate, were using Twitter last night to appeal for information on his whereabouts.

He was at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan, where more than 80 people were killed. "Keep retweeting. He hasn't been found yet. Keep his family in your thoughts please," one user posted in French.

Others users posted photos and a description of Eli Sardon, a 23-year-old student, who was at La Belle Equipe restaurant when it came under fire. Friends said she had not been heard of since the attack.

Irish Independent

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