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Asansol: A wage worker died after falling from an under-construction building at Raniganj in West Burdwan district.

The mishap took place today morning when Wasa Razul (45) was lugging bricks on his head to the floors of the building located at Raniganj’s Shivmandir area. She somehow lost balance and fell to the ground below.

An injured Razul was taken to a local hospital by co-workers, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. His sister Nurzahan Bibi has alleged that Razul was made to lug more bricks than he could carry and this made him lose balance.

The poor family has demanded compensation from the contractor who hired Razul for the job. Raniganj police have registered a case of unnatural death but are yet to question or arrest either the owner of the building or the contractor.