Video Captures Moment Explosions Jolt Stadium

The teams finished the match
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2015 7:33 PM CST

Video from a soccer match Friday between France and Germany in Paris shows a jarring moment in the first half—an explosion can be clearly heard coming from outside the stadium, reports the Guardian. Nobody seemed quite sure what to make of it, however, and the game played on. In fact, the teams finished the match, even after a second explosion could be heard just before the end of the game, which France won 2-0, reports Vox. (Other reports have mentioned three explosions.) One spectator who didn't wait it out: President Francois Hollande, who was hustled out by his security team after the initial blast.

By the end of the game, reports about the coordinated terror attacks in the city had filtered through to fans, and the AP reports that hundreds congregated on the field afterward, unsure about whether it was safe to leave. "We preferred to stay on the field, that's where we felt safest," says one. "We had difficulty understanding the explanations inside the stadium." (More Paris stories.)

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