Mr. Floria ultimately escaped but not before he heard the two gunshots that killed two wounded foreign hostages that he said he had tried to save.
"I ran together with other expats and hid under the desks in my office, locking the door. Attackers went scanning the office facility, kicking the doors in. Luckily our door did not break, and they went on to other offices," he said. "Locals were freed; the attackers made clear from the beginning that only foreigners were a target."