CT man narrowly escapes Kabul blast

A Cape Town man that survived the suicide attack in Kabul is expected home soon.

A man looks at the carnage, outside a petrol station at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on September 18, 2012. A suicide bomber blew himself up alongside a minivan carrying foreigners on a major highway leading to the international airport in the Afghan capital, police said, killing at least 10 people, including nine foreigners. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - The father of a man who survived the Kabul blast on Tuesday said his son was experiencing survivor guilt.

Eight South Africans were killed when a female suicide bomber detonated explosives on a bus.

It is believed that the attack was in retaliation to a US-film mocking Prophet Mohammed.

Robert Relnic said his son works for ACS Balmoral, which also employed the victims of the explosion.

The pilot told his father he got off the ill-fated bus just minutes before the suicide bomber detonated the device.

"He's blaming himself for getting off the bus because one of them [the victims] would have been saved."

Relnic said his son will return home soon.

Meanwhile, authorities are still scrambling to positively identify the victims.

Their employer says it cannot release their names until they have all been accounted for.

A local group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Several protests have broken out in the Arab world over the film, with protesters saying they find the video highly insulting.