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Worker deaths for Fifa world cup between 400 and 500: Qatar official

During an interview with a British journalist, a top official of Qatar involved in the courtry's World Cup organization has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament between 400 and 500

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The number of worker deaths for the World Cup has been estimated for the first time by a top Qatari official involved in the country's World Cup organisation to be "between 400 and 500," a far higher estimate than any other previously provided by Doha, reported the Economic Times.

During an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan, Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said, "The estimate is around 400, between 400 and 500. I don't have the exact number. That's something that's been discussed."

"One death is a death too many. Plain and simple,"

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First Published: Nov 29 2022 | 9:44 PM IST

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