Death and despair engulf Villaggio Mall

Death and despair engulf Villaggio Mall

Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire at the Villagio Mall, in Doha's west end, May 28, 2012. The Qatar-based satellite network Al Jazeera said 19 people were killed, including 13 children, on Monday in a fire at an upscale mall in the Qatari capital. (REUTERS)

 

A survivor of a fire receives medical attention after a fire took hold of the Villaggio Mall, in Doha's west end, in the Qatari capital of Doha Monday May 28, 2012. Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out at one of the Gulf state's fanciest shopping mall on Monday. The Villaggio opened in 2006 and is one of Qatar's most popular shopping and amusement destinations. It includes an ice skating rink and indoor Venice-style gondola rides. (AP)

 

Family members of the victim of a fire react in grief after a fire took hold of the Villaggio Mall, in Doha's west end, in the Qatari capital of Doha Monday May 28, 2012. Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out at one of the Gulf state's fanciest shopping mall on Monday. The Villaggio opened in 2006 and is one of Qatar's most popular shopping and amusement destinations. It includes an ice skating rink and indoor Venice-style gondola rides. (AP)

 

Smoke rises above the Villaggio Mall, in Doha's west end, as a fire took hold of the upscale mall in the Qatari capital of Doha Monday May 28, 2012. Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out at one of the Gulf state's fanciest shopping mall on Monday. The Villaggio opened in 2006 and is one of Qatar's most popular shopping and amusement destinations. It includes an ice skating rink and indoor Venice-style gondola rides. (AP)

 

Relatives of children stuck inside Doha's Villaggio Mall cry as they wait for news after a fire broke out inside the Gulf emirate's upscale shopping centre on May 28, 2012, killing at least 19 people, including 13 children, and two members of the civil defence. The fire started at a nursery, state minister for the interior Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani told reporters, adding that firefighters had to break through the roof to get to trapped children after a staircase to the first-floor nursery collapsed. (AFP)

 

Family members of victims of a fire react in grief after a fire took hold of the Villaggio Mall, in Doha's west end, in the Qatari capital of Doha Monday May 28, 2012. Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out at one of the Gulf state's fanciest shopping mall on Monday. The Villaggio opened in 2006 and is one of Qatar's most popular shopping and amusement destinations. It includes an ice skating rink and indoor Venice-style gondola rides. (AP)

 

A rescue helicopter waits to transport victims to hospital outside Doha's Villagio Mall after a fire broke out at the Gulf emirate's main shopping centre on May 28, 2012, killing at least 19 people, including 13 children, and two members of the civil defence. The fire started at a nursery, state minister for the interior Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani told reporters, adding that firefighters had to break through the roof to get to trapped children after a staircase to the first-floor nursery collapsed. (AFP)

 

Qatari security forces and police clear traffic outside Doha's Villagio Mall after a fire broke out at the Gulf emirate's main shopping centre on May 28, 2012, killing at least 19 people, including 13 children, and two members of the civil defence . The fire started at a nursery, state minister for the interior Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani told reporters, adding that firefighters had to break through the roof to get to trapped children after a staircase to the first-floor nursery collapsed. (AFP)

 

A member of a Qatari rescue team puts protective gear on outside Doha's Villagio Mall after a fire broke out at the Gulf emirate's main shopping centre on May 28, 2012, killing at least 19 people, including 13 children, and two members of the civil defence . The fire started at a nursery, state minister for the interior Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani told reporters, adding that firefighters had to break through the roof to get to trapped children after a staircase to the first-floor nursery collapsed. (AFP)

 

Foreign women talk to a policeman outside Doha's Villagio Mall after a fire broke out at the Gulf emirate's main shopping centre on May 28, 2012, killing at least 19 people, including 13 children, and two members of the civil defence . The fire started at a nursery, state minister for the interior Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani told reporters, adding that firefighters had to break through the roof to get to trapped children after a staircase to the first-floor nursery collapsed. (AFP)

 

One of the survivors recieves medical care outside Doha's Villaggio Mall after a fire broke out inside the Gulf emirate's upscale shopping centre on May 28, 2012, killing at least 19 people, including 13 children, and two members of the civil defence. The fire started at a nursery, state minister for the interior Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani told reporters, adding that firefighters had to break through the roof to get to trapped children after a staircase to the first-floor nursery collapsed. (AFP)

 

Qatari firefighters and rescue teams work outside Doha's Villagio Mall after a fire broke out at the Gulf emirate's main shopping centre on May 28, 2012, killing at least 19 people, including 13 children, and two members of the civil defence . The fire started at a nursery, state minister for the interior Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani told reporters, adding that firefighters had to break through the roof to get to trapped children after a staircase to the first-floor nursery collapsed. (AFP)

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