Fire hits Qatar tourism project’s labour camp

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Up to 11 people were killed and 12 others injured in a fire that broke out at a labour accommodation camp in Qatar late on 1 June.

These workers were employed for a tourism project in the country.

State-owned Qatar News Agency said that the fire erupted in housing used by one of the companies working on a tourism project in Salwa, located in the country’s Al Areeq region.

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“The firefighting team that reached the site in record time and evacuated the premises could control [the] spread of the fire to adjacent areas,” Qatar’s Ministry of Interior said in a Twitter update.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire, the ministry added in a separate tweet.

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