Fire Breaks Out in Qatar World Cup City Near Fan Village

A huge fire has broken out in the World Cup city of Lusail in Qatar, with plumes of black smoke rising into the sky right next to one of the country’s fan villages.

The tower of smoke can be seen rising across the fan village, named Qetaifan Island North, and could be seen from the capital of Doha.

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

Authorities sought to reassure fans and residents in a tweet posted just after 10am, but video posted on social media showed that the fire was visible from miles away.

Images show the village, which is made up of canvas tents, in the city of Lusail, to the north of capital Doha on Qatar’s east coast.

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Source: Daily Mail