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This Paris resident was walking down the street when an explosion went off right next to him.

Luckily he was on the phone at the moment and a piece of shrapnel headed for his head was caught by his mobile:

„Something exploded right in front of me. Everything was blown to bits and I felt stuff flying around and I left. I fell and then I got back up…The cell phone took the hit, it’s what saved me. Otherwise my head would have been blown to bits.“