The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, was lit up with the colours of the French flag following terrorist attacks in Paris. Nov. 14, 2015 (photo: Matt Weller) - Credit: The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, was lit up with the colours of the French flag following terrorist attacks in Paris. Nov. 14, 2015 (photo: Matt Weller)
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 15:44
Three Dutch people hurt in Paris terrorist attacks
Two Dutch citizens were among roughly 100 people who were seriously wounded in the terrorist attacks on Paris, France Friday night. One other Dutch person suffered minor injuries, Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders said Saturday. About 140 people died in the attacks, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a news conference on Saturday. More Dutch citizens may have been killed or harmed in the shootings and explosions around Paris on Friday. Dutch citizens are not compelled to register with the nation’s missions in France, and the ministry is waiting for French authorities to provide further information about victim identities. One of those injured is a woman. All three are receiving treatment at a hospital in the French capital, RTL Nieuws reported. They were injured during the shootings, but it is not yet known at which location they were hurt. The ministry and the Dutch embassy workers in Paris are with the victims and their families, Koenders said while attending the Labour party (PvdA) members’ board meeting on Saturday. Suzan Yücel, a reporter for Amsterdam broadcaster AT5, narrowly escaped from the terrace of Le Carillon before gunmen began firing on the cafe.