DOHA, Qatar (Tue, May 29) – Qatari Interior Minsistry has confirmed that 13 schoolchildren and four female teachers are among the 19 people killed in the deadliest fire broke out Monday evening in one of the fanciest shopping mall in the capital city of Doha.
According to details; blaze hit Villaggio centre in Doha, one of the state's most popular shopping and recreational complexes, at 11:30 am (0800 GMT), the ministry said, quoting state minister for interior, Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani telling reporters that the “public prosecution has taken charge of the investigation.”
Initial investigations into safety have highlighted a number of possible failings.
Brisbane Times reported that toddler triplets from New Zealand are among 13 children killed in a fire at one of Qatar's Villaggio shopping mall, while GMA New reported that three of the four female teachers killed in this deadly fire were belonged to Philippines and were working as nursery teachers.
Raw video posted earlier online showed black smoke billowing from the shopping centre as emergency vehicles rushed to the scene.