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Qatar mall fire kills 19 people

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Qatar mall fire kills 19 people


A fire at an upmarket shopping centre in Doha, Qatar, on Monday killed at least 19 people, including 13 children.

Four teachers and two firefighters were also amongst the dead, according to the Gulf state’s interior ministry.

The fire broke out at the Villagio Mall in the west of the Qatari capital.

Witnesses said thick black smoke that could be seen pouring out from around midday on Monday.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation

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