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'Devastating' mall blaze in Qatar leaves 19 dead

A fire at a shopping centre in the Qatari capital Doha has killed at least 19 people, including 13 children.

Four teachers and two firefighters also died in the blaze at the Villagio centre in the capital Doha.

The fire broke out at the Gympanzee nursery inside the centre.

Doha journalist Victoria Scott describes how the fire began.

Pictures courtesy of Muhammed-Isa Moslih via

  • 28 May 2012