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Quarrel Saves Couple From Paris Cafe Attack

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 15/11/2015 Ron Dicker

We often hear about twists of fate that save people from tragedy, like travelers missing a flight that later meets with disaster.

In the case of the terror attack on a French cafe Friday, it was a quarrel that spared a French couple from a fusillade of bullets, Le Huffington Post noted.

A young man told iTele in a video interview (below) that he and his girlfriend were dining on the sidewalk at La Belle Equipe restaurant. They argued and he left, he said. His girlfriend went inside to pay -- and that's when the terrorists opened fire at the sidewalk full of diners.

His girlfriend hid behind a couch inside until the shooting was over, he recalled.

"Fortunately we had a fight or we both would have died," he said.

Gunmen killed 19 and critically wounded nine others at the cafe as part of several assaults Friday that have left at least 129 people dead, The New York Times reports. 

You don't need to understand French to feel the emotion behind the young man's retelling of the incident. 

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