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IN People ON 24 Nov, 2015
Two of the worst terrorist attacks in history - the 9/11 and the Bataclan Concert Hall Massacre, and this guy - Matthew suffers and survives both of them! This is one of the most amazing stories that could have come out of these horrific incidents, and you must check them out!
Matthew was standing at the foot of the World Trade Center in New York City when the first plane crashed into the Twin Tower. He barely made it out alive, but again found himself in front of terrorists in Paris recently.
He again found himself amidst a terror attack in Paris recently. The 36-year-old was shot in the leg on Friday night, after which he collapsed, as he escaped from the gig when terrorist gunmen stormed the venue and killed 89 people. "I inched forward centimeter by centimeter. At one point, I saw the ledge of the exit at arm's reach. I was able to grip it with one finger, then the other. I sprinted across half of Manhattan [on September 11], but what I went through in the Bataclan was 1,000 times worse. I was playing dead. When I felt someone dragging me by the arms, I didn't even look up. I said, or at least in my head – 'I love you, my angel".
Daniel Psenny, a journalist, came to Mathew's aid when he found him lying on a pavement, injured by the bullet lodged in his leg. He also tried to save many others, including a pregnant woman. by dragging them into his house. Psenny was then shot in the arm as he slammed the front door shut to prevent one of the gunmen getting inside. Mathew's wife was supposed to come to the concert too, but she missed it because she could not find a babysitter (phew!). Mathew was so much in shock due to the incident that it actually took him two hours to remember his wife's number so that he could let her know that he was safe!