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Fire at multi-million dollar mall under construction in Qatar

A fire has broken out at an $825 million dollar (£577 million) mall under construction near a stadium where Qatar plans to host some of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Qatar's interior ministry said firefighters were battling a blaze at a mall under construction near the Al-Rayan Sports Club on the western outskirts of Doha.

There are no immediate reports of injuries.

The site is the location of building work on the Mall of Qatar, a massive shopping centre which has been under construction since 2012 and was scheduled to open later this year.

The mall is planned to cover 5.4 million square feet, and will be connected to the Doha Metro.

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