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12 Sep 2021

Qatar: Ugandan security guard dies while on duty at Compass Qatar (part of Compass Group); incl co response

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Philip Kule, a Ugandan security guard who has been working in Doha, Qatar died while on duty on 5 August 2021. Kule had only travelled to Qatar on June 9th and started employment on June 24 as a security guard working for Compass Qatar (part of Compass Group). He reportedly collapsed while on duty and was immediately rushed to the hospital by the medical team but later died.

According to a statement issued the Premier recruitment agency which deployed him, Kule died of acute heart failure which was confirmed by Dr Muhammed HAL-Thani from Public Health Department in his autopsy report.

In August 2021 Amnesty reported thousands of migrant workers have died unexpectedly in Qatar over the past decade, despite passing their mandatory medical tests before starting their jobs in the country.

We invited Compass Group to respond. Its response is below