Blaze At Qatar Shopping Centre Kills 19

A fire at a shopping centre in the Qatari capital Doha has killed at least 19 people, eyewitnesses and local officials say.

icture posted online showed black smoke billowing from mall as emergency vehicles rushed to scene

A fire at a shopping centre in the Qatari capital Doha has killed at least 19 people, eyewitnesses and local officials say.

They said 13 of the victims at the Villagio centre were children.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

The Villagio mall is one of the most popular shopping and recreational complexes in the small Gulf state. Its facilities include a cinema, hotel and theme park.