Stuck in the grey-brown debris of the multi-storey building that collapsed in Vishnu Garden area of west Delhi, killing at least four people and injuring several others, were packs of blue jeans.
On Sunday morning,
as cranes heaped rubble
from the building in an adjoining playground, more such bundles of trousers could be seen lying scattered in the debris.
“These jeans that you see in the heap belong to my maternal uncle. Like many others in this area, he was a trader of jeans garments. He used to collect branded trousers with manufacturing defects in lots from factories and store them in a room inside the building before selling them,” said Syed Khan, a resident of Vishnu Nagar for the past 30 years.
His maternal uncle, Khan added, was lucky to survive the collapse on Saturday night as he had gone to his ancestral village in Uttar Pradesh for Eid-ul-Fitr.