How I survived New York’s deadly piano store blast

Colin Patterson, who worked and lived at Absolute Piano, has been telling the Daily News how he got out alive when the store blew up. ‘I was watching TV,’ he said. ‘There was a massive explosion and before you know it the building was on top of me. I didn’t know what happened.’

Colin crawled out between ‘a cocoon of pianos’ which, he insists, saved his life. Read more here. Six people are known to have died.

The store has been owned and operated since 2005 by Kaoru Muramatsu, a graduate of Nippon University, who made it a hub for piano activity in that part of the city.

Kaoru Muramatsu

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