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Shocked by blast, he vows to stay away from Zaveri Bazaar

Scurrying through the mangled remains of a shop which he was renovating since the past six months, Dhiren Vithalani (name changed) vows to never return to the ghastly site at Zaveri Bazaar where a blast claimed the lives of seven people.

mumbai Updated: Jul 15, 2011 20:04 IST

Scurrying through the mangled remains of a shop which he was renovating since the past six months, Dhiren Vithalani (name changed) vows to never return to the ghastly site at Zaveri Bazaar where a blast claimed the lives of seven people.

Dhiren, running a carpentry business, though is now safe and sound but the Zaveri Bazaar blast has left him, shocked.

"We would usually wind up the renovation work at the shop by 6 pm or so and later hover around the place till 7 pm or so. It was raining that day since morning so we had finished the work early. I was there on the sixth floor of a building.. and there was a blast," Dhiren said.

Today, Dhiren came to the shop only to place back the grills that had fallen apart due to the high intensity of the bomb on the evening of July 13 and to put up a tarpaulin.

"We all are in shock. No workers are willing to come back here and restart the work. And even I am not keen to do work here," he said.

"I was not around during the 1993 blast here. At the 2003 blast, I was near the site. This time I saw charred bodies...blood bath every where...I am still reeling under shock," he said.