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Qatar mall fire kills 19, including 13 children

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A fireman carries a child from the roof as emergency services seek to rescue people trapped in a fire at the Villaggio mall on May 28, 2012 in Doha, Qatar.

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Smoke is seen from a fire at the Villagio Mall, in Doha's west end on May 28.

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Firefighters work to put out a fire at the Villagio Mall.

Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out at Villagio Mall in Doha's west end late Monday morning. The Villaggio mall is a popular shopping and recreational complex with facilities including a cinema, hotel and theme park.

--The Associated Press contributed to this blog post

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The father of a child killed after a fire took hold of the Villaggio Mall, in Doha's west end is comforted in the Qatari capital of Doha on May 28.

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Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire at the Villagio Mall, in Doha's west end on May 28.

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