Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:19
DOHA: Children from America, Canada, China and Egypt were among the dead from a fire that killed 19 people when it tore through a shopping mall in Qatar, an official said on Tuesday.
Captain Mubarak al-Bouainain, head of information at the interior ministry, also confirmed New Zealand triplets, four Spanish children and a South African boy were killed by Monday's blaze in expat-dominated Doha.
All of those who perished in the fire were foreigners, including two firefighters who were from Morocco and Iran.
Among the others who died was the American girl of Arab origin, the Chinese boy, and an Egyptian girl and boy, who also held French citizenship, according to the French embassy in Doha.
Bouainain confirmed to AFP that three women from the Philippines who worked at the nursery were among the dead, as well as a South African teacher.
He said two firefighters, a Moroccan and an Iranian, also died in the ...