Paul Gasnier was preparing to broadcast live from the area when a massive explosion interrupted him.
TMC later aired the footage during the Quotidien news programme.
“We had dust in our eyes and our mouths, part of the hotel entrance collapsed on us, the windows were shattered,” Gasnier said of the incident.
“It was very confusing, we didn’t know exactly what happened. We were very scared, but we are all safe.”
Click here to sign up for our newsletters.