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Paris: Order of Malta first-aiders at Bataclan assist victims of the attacks

Teams mobilised overnight from the Paris region

Paris, 14 November 2015

Bataclan - Ordre de Malte first aiders on site

Bataclan – Ordre de Malte first aiders on siteParis last night was the scene of tragic events. A series of unprecedented terrorist attacks killed 129 and left 352 seriously injured.

Overnight  40 first-aiders, 5 ambulances and 3 supporting vehicles of the Ordre de Malte France, from Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Oise, Yvelines and Seine-et-Marne were mobilised to provide help for the victims. 

Volunteers also took part in manning the telephone unit set up by the Foreign Ministry and in the information unit of the police headquarters (Prefecture). 

First aiders from Ordre de Malte France at the site of the attacks

First aiders from Ordre de Malte France at the site of the attacks The Order of Malta in France and around the world expresses its deep grief at this extreme violence that has taken the lives of so many innocent young people and injured many others. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and to all those currently caring for the wounded. 

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