Qatar Mall Fire Kills 19

    DOHA, QATAR - MAY 28:  A man carries an injured child across a roof as emergency sevices seek to rescue people from a fire at the Villaggio mall on May 28, 2012 in Doha, Qatar. A fire at the Villaggio mall shopping centre in the Qatari capital has killed at least 19 people, with 13 of the victims believed to be children. The Villaggio mall is a popular shopping and recreational complex with facilities including a cinema, hotel and theme park. (Photo by Brian Candy/Flickr Editorial via Getty Images)

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    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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