Terrifying moment enormous explosion rips through shopping centre, sending plumes of smoke into air.

SHOCKING footage shows the horrifying moment two blasts ripped through a shopping centre - leaving at least one person dead and 45 in hospital.

Huge plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the building in Armenia's capital before it again exploded - sending panicked customers running for their lives.

Dozens of people were left trapped under mounds of rubble as rescuers battled to save them.

According to emergency services, the explosions happened in a building at the Surmalu market in Yerevan where fireworks are sold - setting off a massive fire.

Authorities have confirmed at least one person has died and 45 people have been injured.

Horror footage shows people watching on as large clouds of smoke towered over the area.

The building then exploded - prompting terrified shoppers to frantically start running from the scene as smoke filled the streets.

Levon Sardaryan, spokesman for Yerevan's mayor, said: "Rescue workers were laboring to pull people out of the rubble.

"The explosion was in an area where fireworks were stored."

A police spokesman added: "According to preliminary data, there was an explosion that started a fire."

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