One person killed in Building Collapse in Qatar

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Authorities reported that a building in Doha, Qatar’s capital, collapsed, resulting in the death of one person. Rescue workers are searching through the debris for any potential survivors.

The Interior Ministry of Qatar stated that the collapsed building was a four-story structure located in Doha’s Bin Durham neighborhood. The ministry also reported that rescuers found seven survivors, and the one casualty was inside the building when it collapsed.

Authorities offered no immediate explanation for the building’s collapse.

Online videos showed car alarms sounding after the collapse, with one part of the building falling into another nearby.

A local resident told the Doha-based news website, The Peninsula, that “part of the structure collapsed onto a three-storeyed structure right beside it. The whole area has been cordoned off and no one is allowed to enter the buildings.”

Another resident told the news website that the building collapsed at approximately 8:18am (05:18 GMT). “The building has many Pakistani, Egyptian and Filipino families,” he said.

 

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