Shocking aftermath of Tunisian terror attack that killed Shropshire woman
The shocking aftermath of the Tunisia tourist attack has been laid bare with the reopening of the Bardo Museum almost two weeks after Isis terrorists struck.
Bullet-ridden walls and shattered glass cabinets greeted dignitaries and visitors as hundreds of thousands of people took part in a unity rally yesterday.
The horrifying attack took place almost two weeks ago and claimed the life of solicitor Sally Adey, aged 57, from Caynton, near Albrighton. Chilling new footage of the attack has now emerged showing the heavily-armed killers strolling through the museum in Tunis.
Another video, taken by an Italian tourist, shows the panic among visitors as the first shots and explosions rang out.
The group eventually hid in a fire escape until the shooting ended.
Twenty-two people were killed in the attack and yesterday huge crowds took part in a march from the old city to the museum.
Four of the dead were French and President François Hollande paid silent tribute at a memorial listing the names of the victims, including Mrs Adey. He joined scores of other politicians and dignitaries from the Middle East, Africa and Europe on the march, which was organised by the Tunisian government to rally international support for the country and to raise the morale of people concerned by the spectre of extremist violence.
Streets were bedecked with Tunisian flags and banners proclaiming "Le monde est Bardo" (The world is Bardo).
On Sunday the interior ministry said the leader of the group that organised the attack had been killed by the national guard in clashes late on Saturday.
In sometimes chaotic scenes, the visiting dignitaries laid floral wreaths at a plaque bearing the names of all who died.
Army trumpeters played a lament for the victims.
Inside, walls were clearly seen with hundreds of bullet holes and blast marks from explosions.
Valuable artefacts were still on display even though some of their cases had been cracked by the firing.
Tunisia's tourist industry is facing a crisis after the attack. Thousands of bookings have been cancelled and several major cruise lines have suspended visits to the country.
On yesterday's unity march, many people carried placards saying "Come to Tunisia" and "The world is welcome".
Mrs Adey's body will be repatriated for a funeral in Shropshire.
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