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Posted On: 1 June 2012 06:47 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

DohaNews & iLoveQatar Community MeetUp brings everyone together

Khalifa Al Haroon
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ILQ Note: Thank you to InterContentinal for sponsoring this event and helping us make it happen! You guys really are a community focused hotel How many people have heard fire alarms go off in their buildings and told not to worry about it? Nearly every person last night raised their hand. Therein lies the problem, said Khalifa Al Haroon, founder of, during an emotional but constructive community discussion last night that he hosted with Doha News. A diverse crowd of some 100 people gathered for the meeting to mourn the 19 people killed in the Villaggio fire and ask difficult questions about whether the tragedy could have been prevented. “It was a system error,” one Qatari member of the audience said, pointing out, among other things, the failings of the sprinkler system, the fire alarm, the emergency response. Who exactly is at fault remains a question that audience members couldn’t answer, only expressing hope that the investigation hold the appropriate people accountable. Other topics of concern, including the safety of labor.... Visit to read more