Two survivors of the Bataclan concert hall massacre cowered in a basement for three terrifying hours.
Christine Tudhope, from Saline in Fife, and Mariesha Jack, who lives in Auchterarder, could hear gunfire, screams and the sound of bodies falling while they hid from the terrorists.
“I could hear the dull thuds of bodies hitting the ground,” said mum of two Mariesha, 33.
“I think they were torturing people too. We heard people screaming. We don’t know what they were doing to them.”
While the friends escaped, as many as 100 people are believed to have died after terrorists opened fire during an Eagles of Death Metal gig at the Paris venue on Friday night.
PR officer Christine, 34, said: “The killers were talking to police and they had hostages.
“At one point they must have been right outside our room.
“The attack lasted the entire three hours. There were a lot of explosions.
“It went quiet during the last 20 minutes and that’s when the police got us.”
They had run for cover after seeing bullets hit the stage in front of them, and found a cellar in a backstage area, where they hid with two Italian tourists.
When they were finally freed by police, French officers told them not to look at the ground as they were led out.
Police took their details in an apartment across the road.
“The apartment was covered in blood,” said Christine.
“It was in the entrance and on the stairs. It was everywhere.”
Christine had made the journey to France especially to see the band. She is flying back home today.
Several Britons are feared dead following the terror attacks.