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6 Jun 2016

Qatar: 11 migrant workers die in labour camp fire; Hilton issues statement & PM visits injured

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13 people died and a further 10 people were injured when a fire broke out at a labour camp housing construction workers working on a tourism project (including a Hilton resort) in southwestern Qatar.

In a statement to Doha News, Hilton said the development "is currently in the hands of the contractor, Al Ali Engineering Contracting & Trading"; they said they had contacted the site manager who confirmed an investigation was underway.