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Fayetteville resident had brush with Paris tragedy

Register-Herald photo courtesy of Holly Clark via Facebook Holly Clark of Fayetteville stands with the Eiffel Tower in the background during her recent visit to Paris. While she was there, terrorists attacks killed 129 people and injured more than 350.
Register-Herald photo courtesy of Holly Clark via Facebook
Holly Clark of Fayetteville stands with the Eiffel Tower in the background during her recent visit to Paris. While she was there, terrorists attacks killed 129 people and injured more than 350.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — For a Fayetteville resident attending a conference in Paris during the Nov. 14 terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 people and wounded more than 350, the event brought up memories of 9/11.

Holly Clark, owner of The Barn Loft rental in Fayetteville, said she was attending a conference for the website vacation rental company AirBnB in Paris along with 6,000 other attendees from 110 different countries.

 She said it was the second day of the conference and attendees were out for the evening to explore Paris. She had just visited the Louvre Museum and was preparing to eat dinner in the Le Marais area of the city.

Clark said she and another conference attendee requested an Uber car ride to the restaurant.

“We thought it was strange that the driver didn’t come to get us, but we requested another one and that guy showed up. After the fact, we found out all hell was breaking loose while we were taking that ride,” she said.

Sitting down to a late dinner around 9:30 p.m., Clark said she began to hear sirens and more police cars than would be a normal response…

 

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