Polish woman hurt in Tunisia attack was readying for death

2015-03-20 13:15
Tourists are evacuated from the site of an attack carried out by two gunmen at Tunis' famed Bardo Museum. (Salah Habibi, AFP)

Tourists are evacuated from the site of an attack carried out by two gunmen at Tunis' famed Bardo Museum. (Salah Habibi, AFP)

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Warsaw - A Polish woman who was among the first injured in the terror attack in Tunisia says she thought she was dying from her wounds.

Jadwiga Olszewska and her husband had just left Tunis' Bardo museum on Wednesday when she heard shots.

"Someone shouted: 'Drop to the ground' and I dropped but suddenly I felt strange warmth and pain. My arm was lying on my belly in a strange position and I had a wound in my belly," Olszewska said in an interview aired on TVN24 on Friday from her hospital bed in Tunis.

"I thought I was dying. My husband was shouting to me to hang on. He was hit on the leg."

The Polish government says two Poles were killed and 10 were injured. One other Polish person is missing.

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