Qatar's Interior Ministry: 'Malfunctioning' sprinkler systems in Doha mall blaze

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The Minister said that the Rescue Police reached the spot within a minute of information and Civil Defence team reached after two minutes.

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But lack of floor plans, thick smoke and heat and malfunctioning sprinkler systems hindered rescue efforts at the Villaggio.

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Young triplets die in Doha fire

19 people, including 13 children, have been killed in a fire at a shopping mall in the Qatari capital Doha.