Nineteen people were killed Monday in a fire at high-end shopping mall in Doha, Qatar, the country’s interior minister confirmed. Among the dead were 13 children. The fire started late in the morning near a children’s play area in the Villaggio Mall, which is frequented by many expats who live in Doha. The nationalities of the children were not released, and another local news reports said no Qatari children died. The cause of the fire has not yet been released, and a relative of one of the dead children said there didn’t appear to be any sprinklers or fire alarms in the mall.
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