A cellphone may have saved a soccer fan's life amid the bedlam of Friday night's carnage across Paris.
The Frenchman — identified by Reuters only as "Sylvestre" — said he was at the Stade de France when a bomb went off nearby and debris began flying.
Sylvestre said he was holding his cellphone to his ear as he raced away from the stadium.
"Everything exploded, I felt the projectiles and everything," he said.
"Here's the cellphone that took the hit, that saved me — otherwise my head would have been busted," said Sylvestre as he held up his phone's shattered screen.
He added that he was shot in his foot while a bullet also grazed his ribcage.