Paris attack: Video shows distraught father confronting French PM Manuel Valls for information about his daughter

The man says his daughter was at the Bataclan theatre on Friday night, the scene of the deadliest attack

Adam Withnall,Roisin O'Connor
Sunday 15 November 2015 17:21 GMT
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Manuel Valls is confronted by father who may have lost his daughter in Paris attacks

A distraught father has confronted the French Prime Minister in an appeal for information about his daughter, who he says was at the Bataclan concert hall at the time of Friday’s attacks across Paris.

Manuel Valls said earlier on Sunday that the bodies of more than 100 victims had been identified in the wake of the shootings, but that between 20 and 30 remained unidentified.

And as he spoke to the press outside the Gare de Nord in the French capital, Mr Valls was interrupted by a man shouting in frantic tones that he could not find his daughter.

““I haven’t had any news of my daughter… I don’t even know where she is,” he says.

“It is unacceptable in this country.

“Nobody can give me news about my daughter.”

In the video, police appear ready to step in but are stopped by Mr Valls, who allows the man to speak. He says: “Be calm, be calm. In your place, I would be worried too.”

The Bataclan theatre was the scene of the worst of the violence of Friday, when three attackers opened fire at the back of a packed gig for the American band Eagles of Death Metal.

At least 89 people were killed, before two of the gunmen detonated belts of explosives and a third was shot dead in the early hours by police marksmen.

Another team of attackers launched three suicide bomb attacks on sites outside the Stade de France, where the French national football team was playing a friendly against Germany.

And at least one other attacker opened fire on bars, cafés and restaurants across the 10th and 11th arrondissements.

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