The man, named Andy, said he was blown “about 30ft” by a blast that shook the building as he waited to collect his wife and daughter at the end of a concert by US artist Ariana Grande.
He said he later saw panicking families trying to find loved ones in the wake of the incident on Monday night.
He told BBC News: “It’s shocking what happened. Just carnage everywhere. There was a good 20 to 30 of them [victims]. Some were young kids, some were disabled people.”
Andy said he helped emergency services treat the wounded who were “scattered” by a blast near a box office.
He said: “As I was waiting an explosion went off and it threw me through the first set of doors about 30ft to the next set of doors.
“When I got up and looked around there was about 30 people scattered everywhere, some of them looked dead, they might of been unconscious but there was a lot of fatalities.
“My first thing was to run in the stadium to try and find my wife and daughter.
“When I couldn’t find them I looked back outside and the police, fire and ambulance were there and I looked at some of the bodies trying to find my family.
“Luckily they weren’t there, I managed to find them outside the arena and got them back to the hotel.”
This is a shocking and horrific attack targeting children and young people who were simply enjoying a concert.
My deepest sympathies are with the victims, and with families who have lost loved ones, as well as those desperately waiting for news.
I would like to pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of the emergency services.
This is an attack on innocent people and the nation is united both in its grief and its determination to stand up to this deplorable attack.
‘It was a huge explosion’
“We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming,” Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters.
“It was a huge explosion – you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out of the area.”
ब्रिटेन के मैनचेस्टर में आतंकी हमला; 19 की मौत, 50 से ज्यादा जख्मी
लंदन. ब्रिटेन के मैनचेस्टर में धमाका होने की खबर है। इस हमले में 19 लोग मारे गए हैं। पुलिस के मुताबिक, हमला मैनचेस्टर एरिना कंसर्ट पर हुआ। मरने वालों की तादाद बढ़ भी सकती है। यूके के अफसरों का कहना है कि यह एक आतंकी हमला है। इसे सुसाइड हमलावर ने अंजाम दिया।
– मीडिया रिपोर्ट्स के मुताबिक, सोमवार रात इंग्लैड के मैनचैस्टर एरिना में चल रहे कंसर्ट में ये घटना हुई। उस दौरान सिंगर आरियाना ग्रैंडे परफॉर्म कर रही थीं।
– जिसमें 19 लोगों की मौत हो गई और 50 से ज्यादा लोगों के जख्मी होने की बात सामने आई है। पुलिस ऑफिशियल्स ने इसे आतंकी हमला मान रही है। 2005 के बाद इस सबसे बड़ा अटैक बताया जा रहा है।