A Perthshire woman has told how a wrong-turn inside the Parisian concert hall attacked by terrorists saved her life.
Auchterarder mum-of-two Mariesha Jack ended up trapped in a cellar below the stage for three hours after terrorists opened fire on the crowd.
She and her friend Christine Tudhope from Saline in Fife had been hoping to escape from the venue to the street outside a move that would almost certainly have cost them their lives.
“Confused, we ran right and ended up being in a room we couldn’t get out of,” Ms Jack explained.
“There were no exits.
“We later found out that if we had gone left and went out on to the street, they were shooting from the windows.
“It was probably a saving grace that we were trapped where we were.”
The Eagles of Death Metal fans had travelled to Paris to see the band instead of catching the Glasgow gig two days earlier.
Ms Jack said at first the audience at the Bataclan thought the gunfire was part of the show.
The 33 year-old spoke to The Courier after touching down at Edinburgh airport on Sunday afternoon.
Earlier she had explained how she and Christina, 34, could hear the “dull thud of bodies hitting the ground” as they cowered in the cellar during their traumatic ordeal.
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