“FIFA is deeply saddened by this tragedy and our ideas and sympathies are with the employee’s household,” a spokesperson for the world soccer governing physique advised CNN in a press release.
“As quickly as FIFA was made conscious of the accident, we contacted the native authorities to request extra particulars.
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“FIFA shall be ready to remark additional as soon as the related processes in relation to the employee’s passing have been accomplished.”
It is unclear what the employee was doing or the circumstances surrounding the particular person’s dying.
Sealine Seashore resort was the designated FIFA coaching base for Saudi Arabia earlier than the crew was eradicated within the group phases of the match.
In a press release to CNN, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Supply & Legacy (SC) stated: “As a result of incident referred to having taken place on property not below the jurisdiction of the SC, and the deceased working as a contractor not below the remit of the SC, this matter is being dealt with by the related authorities authorities.
“The SC is following up with the identical related authorities to make sure we’re up to date with developments pertaining to the investigation frequently and has established contact with the household of the deceased to make sure related data is conveyed,” the SC added.
A Qatari authorities official confirmed to CNN that the incident was being investigated by authorities.
“If the investigation concludes that security protocols weren’t adopted, the corporate shall be topic to authorized motion and extreme monetary penalties,” the official stated.
Sparking additional controversy, Qatar 2022 World Cup chief govt Nasser Al Khater, advised a Reuters reporter that “dying is a pure a part of life” in response to a query concerning the newest migrant employee dying, however he didn’t handle the circumstances round this incident.
“We’re in the course of a World Cup. And we’ve a profitable World Cup. And that is one thing you need to speak about proper now?” Al Khater stated.
“I imply, dying is a pure a part of life, whether or not it is at work, whether or not it is in your sleep. In fact, a employee died. Our condolences go to his household. Nevertheless, I imply, it’s unusual that that is one thing you need to concentrate on as your first query.”
In an interview with Piers Morgan, which aired on TalkTV in November, Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary Normal of the SC, stated that between 400 and 500 migrant employees have died on account of work achieved on initiatives linked to the match — a higher determine than Qatari officers have cited beforehand.
Al-Thawadi stated in the identical interview that three migrant employees had died in incidents immediately linked with building of World Cup stadiums, and 37 deaths had been attributed to different causes.
In his interview on Thursday, Al Khater added: “Look, employees’ dying has been a giant topic through the World Cup. All the things that has been stated and all the pieces that has been mirrored about employees’ deaths has been completely false.
“This theme, this negativity across the World Cup has been one thing that we have been confronted with. We’re a bit dissatisfied that the journalists have been exacerbating this false narrative.
“And actually, I feel plenty of the journalists must ask themselves and mirror on why they have been making an attempt to bang on concerning the topic for therefore lengthy.”
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