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“I’m looking at myself right now and I’m alive,” Alberto Pardo Touceda, 33, wrote on his Facebook page just hours after his family were visited by plainclothes police officers.
His mother, Pilar Touceda, told local reporters from her home in Pontevedra, Galicia, it had been the saddest and then happiest day of her life.
“I’m cancelling the funeral of my son,” she added.
TWO Spaniards confirmed as dead in the Paris attacks by Mariano Rajoy's government have turned out to be alive and well – and had even telephoned their families after they had reportedly 'died'.
The Spanish government is attempting to find out what went wrong and why the men's families were told they were dead when they were not, leading to unnecessary suffering.
Alberto Pardo Touceda, 33, from Pontevedra in Galicia, a politics graduate from Santiago de Compostela University – an experienced traveller who had spent his Erasmus year in Tromsø, Norway – had travelled to Paris with his girlfriend.
Residents in Strasbourg for the past year after leaving Spain to find work, they had gone to the French capital to watch the Californian rock band Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan concert hall, where 89 spectators died after a shoot-out and two suicide bombs.
His aunt had received a call from the Spanish government saying he was dead, but after this, he posted a note on his Facebook site to confirm he and his partner were alive and unhurt.
By this time, dozens of emotive tributes had filled Alberto's Facebook wall, which he answered with: “Well, I don't know – looking at myself right now, I'd say I was very much alive, but if you keep writing such lovely things about me, perhaps I ought to die so as not to disappoint you all!”
originally posted by: evc1shop
Is there a possibility that some other people died, perhaps using falsified passports and ID's? I can see identity theft leading to such a conclusion. Maybe some terrorists died with fake papers on their persons.