Two Firefighters Died in Doha Mall Blaze

The Gulf Times reports a total of 19 people died in the fire inside the Villaggio mall.

Nineteen people died in the May 28 fire at the Gympanzee day care center inside Doha, Qatar's Villaggio shopping mall, including two firefighters from the Civil Defence team that responded, staff reporter Peter Townson of The Gulf Times reported May 29.

Fire and smoke prevented rescuers from using either of the Gympanzee's entrances to reach those inside, so they were forced to access the day care by cutting through its roof, according to his report, which said the responders cited a lack of floor plans and "malfunctioning safety systems" as "major hindrances to the rescue effort."

The Qatar News Agency reported a committee has been appointed to investigate the fire's causes and to report back in one week's time.

Download Center

  • EHS Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - September 2021

    September 2021

    Featuring:

    • COMBUSTIBLE DUST
      Managing Combustible Dust and Risk Mitigation
    • PPE: CONSTRUCTION
      The Rising Popularity of Safety Helmets on the Jobsite
    • PPE: ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial
    • SAFETY & HEALTH
      Medical Surveillance Versus Medical Screening
    View This Issue