Huge fire breaks out near Fifa World Cup fan zone village

26 November 2022, 10:18 | Updated: 26 November 2022, 11:17

Fire in Qatar near the World Cup villages
Fire in Qatar near the World Cup villages. Picture: Alamy/The Butcher on Twitter
Fran Way

By Fran Way

A huge fire has broken out near the World Cup city of Lusail in Qatar with smoke rising into the sky next to the country's fan villages.

Officials said the blaze broke out in a building under construction in the Qetaifan Island.

Authorities said the Civil Defense controlled the fire, which as in three warehouses, and there were no reported injuries.

Pictures from the scene showed smoke billowing over tents in the World Cup fan zone into the sky.

The cause of the fire remains unclear.

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