PARIS (Combined Sources) — A 17-year-old French-Armenian girl, Lola Ouzounian, died during the November 13 attack in Paris.
Lola, a Parisian, was at the Bataclan concert hall on the evening of November 13. Ouzounian had come to Bataclan concert hall with her father, but when violence broke out, the father was unable to find her.
Two natives of Armenia were in the Bataclan concert hall as well during the attack but miraculously survived.
Hilda Tchoboian, Member of Rhone Alpes Regional Parliament in France, said the two were in the hall, when the terrorists burst into the building. They had gone to the bathroom and hearing the shots, fled.
President Serge Sargisian sent a telegram of condolences to his French counterpart Francois Hollande. It read, in part, “I’m deeply shocked by the news of this unprecedented act of terrorism in Paris. I strongly condemn these actions, which claimed the lives of a dozens of innocent people. We have to join efforts to expose and eradicate all factors that cause such horrifying expressions of radicalism. At this difficult time, Armenia stands by France and is ready to provide every support.”
The Armenian parliament observed a minute of silence for the victims of the terror attacks in Beirut and Paris. “We strongly condemn those barbaric acts and reject any manifestation of terrorism. On behalf of the National Assembly of Armenia, we offer our heartfelt condolences and support to the French and Lebanese colleagues and the friendly peoples of France and Lebanon,” Speaker Galust Sahakyan said.
More than 129 people were killed during the unprecedented attacks on the French capital.