An old four-storeyed building, owned by Lakpa Nupu Sherpa in Pokhriabong Bazar at Darjeeling, collapsed at 4.30 am on Thursday allegedly due to "negligent construction" of a new building adjacent to it.
"Seven labourers were asleep in the building and six of them received severe injuries while one labourer, aged 30, died on the spot," a police official of Sukhiapokhari police station said.
|Pokhriabong Bazar Darjeeling - a file photo|
"The accused named in the FIR has been arrested. The body of the deceased has been sent to hospital for postmortem examination. The situation in the area is peaceful," a police officer said.