By BI: Eyewitness Mariesha Payne said she knew people were being tortured by the sadistic gunmen because she could hear their screams without gunshots.
UK Mirror ISIS terrorist used knives to torture their mortally wounded victims by slitting their stomachs as they lay on the floor, it has been claimed. An eyewitness who hid in a cellar for three hours as the armed murderers rampaged through the packed Bataclan Theatre in Paris said she knew people were being tortured because she could hear their screams.
Mariesha Payne, from Perthshire, told the Daily Mail: “We knew people were being tortured in the theatre because we heard people screaming, but they were not being shot and these were singular screams.
“When we escaped a man trapped on the level where it happened said to us the terrorists were stabbing people in the stomach. We were told they were throwing explosives at people. It was a horrendous ordeal.” The pair cheated death by turning right into a cellar instead of left where a gunman was picking off victims.
They then barricaded themselves in with two Italian men and sat silently listening to the screams as the gunmen massacred 89 people just above their heads.
Mrs Payne thought she would never see her two young children again when she saw the bullets hitting the stage during Friday’s fateful gig. She shouted “it’s gunfire. Run, get out of here” grabbed her friend Mrs Tudhope and ran towards a fire escape. But they hit a dead end, meaning the only place to hide was the cellar.
She described how they thought they were going to die when two other people entered the cellar – but they turned out to be other hostages who helped them barricade the door.
Another survivor, Pierre Marie Bertin, saw men pleading for the lives of their wives and girlfriends as the killers with their assault rifles told them to shut up. He told USA Today: “There were some men that went on to the balcony and tried to negotiate for the lives of their wives with one of the guys. It was sickening.”
Concertgoers fleeing Bataclan Theater