Qatar: 11 killed in labour accommodation fire

Interior ministry investigation under way to determine cause of fire that also left 12 people injured.

    Qatar: 11 killed in labour accommodation fire

    Eleven people have died in a fire at a labour accommodation in Qatar, the country's interior ministry said.

    The ministry said the fire on Wednesday night, only reported a day later, also left 12 people injured.

    The accommodation facility belonged to a company working on the Salwa Tourism Project, the ministry said on Twitter, adding that an investigation was ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.

    The nationalities of the dead were not released. Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers, many of them South Asian, work in the Gulf Arab state.

    An online news report said charred bodies were brought to a hospital morgue after the fire in Abu Samra in the south of the country.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.