Handwara, Nov 29: A labourer was killed while five others were injured when a portion of a slab of an under-construction house collapsed Thursday afternoon in Langate area of North Kashmir’s Handwara town.
Witnesses told news agency CNS that when work was on to lay slab, it suddenly broke down and fell on the labourers. At least 6 labourers were working when the slab collapsed and one of them was buried alive.
After the hard efforts of people present there the injured labourers were evacuated to Langate hospital where one of the them succumbed to his injuries and rest were shifted to District Hospital Handwara.
A Doctor identified the slain labourer as Shamsuddin Mir son of Ghulam Hasan Mir, a resident of Langate.