Bhadarwah : A 50-year-old labourer was killed and another critically injured today when an under construction protection-wall collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, an official said.
The wall was being built at Pahalgwara by the Jammu and Kashmir Roads and Buildings Department, a police officer said.
It collapsed when a group of labourers were working. Two workers – Abdul Aziz and Roshan Lal — got trapped under the debris, he said, adding they were residents of Chingam village.
Aziz died on the spot and Lal was rescued and admitted to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be “critical”, the officer said.
The police have registered a case and started investigating the matter, he said