In a freak accident, a labourer from Andhra Pradesh drowned on Friday in a pit at a construction site on NH-31 under Rajauli police station area in Bihar’s Nawada district, police sources said.

The labourer, identified as V.Venkataiya, slipped into the deep crater filled with water while taking a bath, the sources said.

A native of Kalpitti village in Mahabubnagar district, Venkataiya was working at the construction site for the four-lane project on NH-31 being executed by a construction company, they said.

The body was sent for post-mortem and his family back home was informed about the incident, the sources added.

- PTI