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Blaze at Qatar shopping centre kills 19

A fire at a shopping centre in the Qatari capital Doha has killed at least 19 people, local officials have said.

The interior ministry said 13 of the victims at the Villaggio centre were children.

The cause of the fire - believed to have started in the centre's nursery - is being investigated.

The Villaggio mall is one of the most popular shopping and recreational complexes in the small Gulf state.

Peter Wilson reports.

  • 28 May 2012