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30 May 2012

Author:
Al Arabiya (UAE)

Qatar orders arrest of mall owner and managers over deadly fire

Qatar has ordered the arrest of five people involved in the management of a Doha shopping mall ravaged by a fire in which 19 people, mainly children, were killed, the state news agency reported. The report…said that Qatar’s Attorney General…has “ordered the arrest of the Villagio mall owner...its manager and its deputy manager.” It said that warrants had also been issued for the arrests of deputy director of mall security and for the owner of the Gympanzee nursery on the first floor which bore the brunt of the fire and where 13 children and four teachers died. The report did not specify if any charges have been filed against any of the five…Findings from the investigation are expected within a week, and Qatari authorities said late on Monday that a committee would be formed to monitor building safety standards…

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