A collapsed factory in a working class area, and the lack of information about who died there, is a poignant reminder that in Mexico City not all deaths are equal

A small crowd pay its respects in front of a huge crater where a misshapen white mannequin, stacks of plastic buckets, and a dozen crushed vehicles are all that is left of the four-storey factory building which collapsed onto a packed car park.

At least 21 people were killed here in Colonia Obrera, one of Mexico City’s historic working class neighbourhoods, after it was instantly flattened by this month’s powerful earthquake.

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