Deaths of Nepali Workers at Qatar World Cup Stadium Sites

On 14th August, a 23-year Nepali labor died in Qatar while working at one of the venues of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar stated that the worker died while he was assisting others for the building of a stadium for the upcoming World Cup that is going to be held in the Arab nation.

Qatar’s World Cup organizing body, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in a statement announced that the young man died while working at the project site of Al Wakrah Stadium. Al Wakrah is one of the eight venues where the Qatar World Cup is going to be held. The stadium’s design was made by renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

The committee failed to offer the actual cause of death of the worker. However, it commented that in order to probe the cause of death, an investigation has been started. It further added that both Qatar and Nepali authorities have been informed. Also, the kin of the dead person has been informed about his death.

In due course of time, details of the death and other matters would be provided once the investigation gets underway. The committee offered their deep sympathy to the grief- stricken family.

Qatar has been facing criticism for providing poor working conditions and lack of safety measures. A British worker died after falling from 130 feet in January 2017 at the site of the Khalifa International Stadium. On earlier occasions, a 29-year old Nepali labor died after getting hit by a lorry at the site.

Qatar’s World Cup has been facing relentless allegations of treating the workers badly, poor work conditions, and more.

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