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Briton killed working on World Cup stadium in Qatar

Briton killed working on World Cup stadium in QatarA British man has died while working on a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The unnamed 40-year-old died on Thursday while working at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, according to organisers.

It is not yet clear what caused the accident.

The venue is a part of the Doha Sports City complex and will host games up to the quarter-final stage in 2022.

According to the Doha Sports City official website, work was due to finish on the flagship venue in 2016.

A statement from Qatar said "the relevant authorities have been notified and the next of kin has been informed.

"An immediate investigation into the cause of this fatality is underway and further details will be released in due course.

"The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy shares our deepest condolences with the family for their loss."

Controversy has surrounded the Qatar building programme since the Emirate was awarded the World Cup in 2010 due to poor building site safety that led to claims that 1,200 migrants have died while building stadiums.

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