Qatar has recognized that "between 400 and 500" migrant workers lost their lives in the construction of the stadiums for this World Cup. A figure that is far from those offered by journalistic investigations such as that of The Guardian, which spoke of 6,500 deaths.
Hassan Al Thawadi, one of those responsible for the World Cup in Qatar, has been in charge of giving this number of deaths in an interview for the British channel TalkTV. Until now, the country's authorities had only acknowledged 40 deaths at the works.
"Every year the security at these sites is improving. I think that in general, the need for a labor reform indicates that improvements must be made. This is something that we recognized before carrying out the candidacy. The best ones that have been produced have not been It was because of the World Cup. We had to do them because of our values", admitted Al Thawadi. "The World Cup has served as an accelerator," he added.
Regarding the number of dead workers, the manager assured that it is "between 400 and 500." "I don't have the exact number, but one death is one death, that's too many. It's clear and simple."