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Survivors recall attack horror

By Agence France-Presse in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | China Daily | Updated: 2016-01-18 07:59

"We didn't know if we would get out. We tried calling our families, to tell them we weren't sure we were going to see them again," said Suzanne Songa-Ouedraogo, her voice trembling as she recalled Friday night's jihadist attack that killed 29 people in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

The Burkinabe artist, one of the survivors of the hours-long assault, was treated on Saturday afternoon at the Yalgado-Ouedraogo hospital for a gunshot wound to the arm.

She lay wounded, bleeding away in the dark for more than seven hours in a meeting room at the Splendid Hotel, one of the attack sites, listening as the assailants shouted and fired their weapons metres away from her.

Survivors recall attack horror

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