According to the reports, Three Pakistani firemen died in a training accident in the Qatari capital Doha just weeks before the start of the FIFA World Cup.
Authorities said the three were not taking part in a multi-national World Cup security exercise currently being held around Doha that includes simulations of “chemical incidents” and demonstrations.
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Officials did not give details of the accident late Wednesday but an account given by friends of the three and posted on social media said they were on a crane that collapsed in Doha’s Hamad port. Photographs accompanying the posts showed the crumpled crane. AFP could not immediately verify the pictures.
About Fifteen foreign governments including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the Palestinian territories have sent security forces experts and labor for the Watan exercise that ends Thursday.
Exercises have included fighter jet drills, a chemical attack on a stadium, and handling demonstrations.
Turkey and Pakistan sent about 3,000 police and military Personal to reinforce Qatar’s domestic force during the World Cup which starts November 20 and ends December 18. Morocco and Pakistan will also reportedly send police reinforcements
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