T The shop owner described how he escaped an explosion that killed five people.
The explosion caused a grocery store and the apartments collapsed over it.
Aram Kurd, 33, was in the store at the time. He said he had gone into the storeroom at the back of the store to get some beer for him and an employee, Victoria, when he heard a "loud bang".
He screamed at Victoria, who had only been working in the store for two days, but has not heard from her since.
Speaking to ITV Central, he said, "I was holding her phone at the time of the explosion when watching YouTube videos."
"I do not know, I really hope she's alive. I called Victoria! Victoria! Victoria!
"I do not know how it happened.
" It was a big noise. I found myself and then on the floor, for two or three minutes I could not feel anything, I looked up, my eyes were open.
"I managed to get out of the rubble and climbed into the neighboring garden."
He said he was not sure what had happened to the occupants of the apartment above, but described them as "good People ".