Shopping mall fire in Doha, Qatar, kills 19
By the CNN Wire Staff
May 28, 2012 — Updated 1716 GMT (0116 HKT)
- 13 of the dead were children, the Interior Ministry says
- Four teachers died
(CNN) — A fire swept through a shopping mall in Qatar’s capital city, Doha, on Monday, killing 19 people, 13 of them children, a government official said.
The fatalities at the Villagio shopping mall included seven girls, six boys, four teachers and two members of the civil defense, said the minister of state for interior affairs, H.E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, in a posting on the ministry’s Facebook page.
Another 17 people were injured, four of them children, he said. Most of the other injured are civil defense firefighters, he said.
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