WATCH: Blind panic hits the streets of Paris

On Sunday night, two nights after the terrorist attacks in Paris, there were scenes of chaos and panic in the streets once more.

With the now iconic Place de la Republique packed with people paying their respects at a make shift shrine, it appeared that Paris was under attack from terrorists once again.
What actually happened was reportedly nothing more than a blown light bulb near Place de la République or firecrackers, but the understandably panicked reaction of the throngs showed how the capital’s nerves are frayed.

Security officials told AFP that some people had even jumped into the Canal St Martin in the confusion.

Another witness said he saw a young family lift their newborn baby in the air to prevent it from the crush, while a bartender said he saw a child trampled.

“I truly thought I was going to die,” another witness said.