Blaze in Qatar’s Al Sailiya area leaves many workers homeless

A large fire in Al Sailiya has left dozens of workers homeless after reducing through their accommodation to ashes Thursday afternoon, according to local media reports.

The fire took place during the midday work ban, and many of the men were sleeping in the labor camp when it broke out, the Peninsula reports.

Many rushed out of their rooms and escaped unharmed, but lost their possessions in the blaze. The newspaper quoted one laborer as saying:

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“There is so much of diesel spilled around this area. Even a casual handling of a burning cigarette butt can trigger a big fire in this hot weather,” he said.

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Source News: Doha News