Our colleagues from Franceinfo reveal an unpublished document, taken from emergency calls from the Paris Samu on the night of November 13, 2015.
The emergency doctor Nicolas Poirot, on call that evening, told our colleagues from Franceinfo thirteen hours of soundtracks which retrace the horror of the attacks of November 13. He says it: for him, it was “the most significant event professionally speaking”. He indeed had to take command of the AP-HP emergency unit from Paris to the AP-HP, from the first alert calls.
If Nicolas kept the recordings, it is so that he will never forget. “I wanted to keep track, for my history and also for History,” he told Franceinfo.
I saw a guy with a Kalashnikov get out of a car, and he shot people around at McDonald’s on the 10th
After the call of this witness around 9:33 p.m., Nicolas quickly thinks of a coordinated attack. The doctor asks his teams for a dedicated table, a map to understand the movement of terrorists in Paris.
9:37 p.m. Another call from a shocked victim was fright: “There was an attack in Petit Cambodge, I have friends who are injured, but help is not coming!”
All Parisian and neighboring hospitals are involved, as well as the Samus from other departments. La Pitié-Salpêtrière and other hospitals decided to recall all the surgeons in the face of the many victims.
We just took balls next to the Bataclan, my husband and I. We are injured, I am not well … There are at least four injured and we can still hear gunshots.
This call, at 9:48 p.m., tipped the evening into a “whole new dimension” for the Samu teams. At that time, around the Bataclan, the situation is confused, a fire truck has received gusts, the shooting continues and the rescue team cannot approach the concert hall.
Calls multiply until 12:20 a.m., when the Bataclan concert hall is taken by storm. The rest, we all know it … For the Samu in Paris, the mission ends at 2:33 in the morning, in silence. “It has just lived through the worst hours of its history since its creation in 1956.”
The trial that will open on September 8 is not that of the Bataclan attack but that of the attacks of November 13, 2015 (Stade de France, terraces, Bataclan). Twenty defendants will be tried. Among them, 14 will attend, including Salah Abdeslam, the sole survivor of the commandos. The other six, absent, will be judged by default: five of them are presumed dead.