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Football World Cup 2022: Qatar admits the death of a construction worker for the first time

The organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have announced the death of a worker while building a stadium for the first time. The organizing committee said the man was killed on Saturday morning during construction work for the Al-Wakrah Stadium. The Al-Wakrah Stadium is one of twelve stadiums for the World Cup.

The accident is said to have occurred on the stadium grounds in the port city of al-Wakra south of the capital Doha. After its completion, the arena should hold around 40,000 spectators.

"We have opened a full investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the death of one of our workers," said the organizers. They did not provide any further information on the nationality of the victim.

Guest workers from South Asia

Qatar depends on workers from South Asia to build the infrastructure for the mega-event in six years. Previously, at least three people had died in places for the World Cup. However, these cases should not have been related to her work.

Qatar has been criticized for years for its dealings with foreign workers. In 2015, the media, citing investigations by the International Trade Union Confederation, wrote that around 1200 workers had died on World Cup construction sites since 2010. A total of around 4,000 deaths are to be feared by the start of the World Cup.

There are said to be around 1.6 million guest workers in Qatar. The working conditions are repeatedly criticized by human rights groups. However, the organizers and the government of Qatar have repeatedly emphasized that reported deaths were not related to work on World Cup construction sites.