Paris Survivor Says Cellphone Saved His Life

'My head would have been busted'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2015 3:24 PM CST

(Newser) – A man fleeing the violence outside Paris' Stade de France on Friday credits his cellphone with saving his live, NBC News reports. 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, according to Metro.

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