Triplets perish in Doha mall blaze

Three two-year-old triplets from New Zealand were among the victims who perished after a fire broke out in an up market shopping mall in the Qatari capital Doha yesterday.

Lillie, Jackson and Willsher Weekes died after they became trapped when a staircase leading up to the Villaggio mall's first floor nursery collapsed.

Firefighters smashed their way through the roof of the building to try to rescue those inside, but they were too late to save the trio who reportedly died of smoke inhalation. A further ten children and six adults also died.

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