A worker was killed and another was seriously injured when an under-construction house collapsed in Pathan Sahi under Jeypore Town. Jagannath Harijan of 40 years old in Jayantagiri area under Jeypore block, was killed and Guru Nayak of the local Christianpeta area was injured.
Notably, Jagannath came to Jeypore from Jayantagiri area every day and worked as a construction worker. Today, Jagannath and Guru were removing the roof centring of a house in the Pathan street area. At that moment, due to negligence, Jagannath fell from the roof and was injured when Guru Nayak fell on the ground.
Both were rescued and taken to the district hospital. Jagannath suffered from severe head injuries and was bleeding profusely. Jagannath was pronounced dead at the hospital. A case has been registered at the town police station, according to family members.
The body was autopsied at the district general hospital and handed over to family members. He is the only earning person in his house, with a wife, 2 daughters and a son. Locals have questioned how they will survive after losing their only earner of the family. It is demanded to provide his family for compensation.