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A British man has died whereas engaged on a flagship 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar, the organisers have stated.

The 40-year previous man, who has but to be named, died on Thursday whereas engaged on the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium.

His subsequent of kin has been knowledgeable and an investigation into his dying is below means, the organisers stated.

In a press release on its web site, the Supreme Committee for Supply and Legacy shared its “deepest condolences with the household for his or her loss”.

The BBC understands the person was employed by a specialist German contractor.

Khalifa, a multi-purpose venue in Qatar’s capital Doha and the house of the nationwide soccer crew, is being prolonged from its present capability of 40,000 to 68,000.

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Final 12 months, Amnesty stated the Qatar authorities was “apathetic” about stopping abuses

Due for completion within the first quarter of this 12 months, it’s scheduled to host the 2019 World Athletics Championships and the 2022 World Cup matches as much as the quarter-finals stage.

The circumstances for staff refurbishing the stadium attracted consideration final 12 months from the rights group Amnesty Worldwide, which accused Qatar of utilizing pressured labour.

Qatar stated it was “involved” by the allegations and would examine.

It adopted earlier studies in 2015 of some 1,200 workers who had died constructing the stadiums in Qatar for the World Cup.

Although the primary World Cup stadium was solely began in 2014, subways, lodges and even a complete metropolis are being constructed – together with an airport, quite a few roads, a brand new sewerage system in central Doha and 20 skyscrapers.