Security Guard Dies After Fall At Stadium Hosting World Cup Final In Qatar

DOHA, Qatar — A safety guard died after struggling a fall at a World Cup stadium in Qatar, match organizers stated on Wednesday.

The Supreme Committee stated that John Njau Kibue fell at Lusail Stadium on Saturday. He was taken to the hospital and put in intensive care however died on Tuesday, the organizers stated in an announcement. The safety workers at stadiums is basically made up of migrant employees, significantly from Kenya and different African nations. The Supreme Committee didn’t specify Kibue’s nationality.

Lusail Stadium earlier than the World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and Croatia.The stadium can be the location of the ultimate.

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His household was knowledgeable and the organizers “are investigating the circumstances leading to the fall as a matter of urgency,” the committee stated.

There was no match at Lusail Stadium on Saturday. The venue will host the ultimate on Sunday between Argentina and the winner of the France-Morocco semifinal.

Since being named as host of this yr’s World Cup, Qatar has come underneath intense scrutiny over situations for over 2 million migrants who work within the nation in all the things from development jobs to service industries. Rights teams say employees face unsafe situations at work, together with excessive warmth that has prompted deaths, in addition to exploitation by employers, regardless of reforms instituted by Qatar.