Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body responsible for the Arab nation’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup, has launched an investigation after a man died while working on one of the stadiums for the tournament.

The 23-year-old-man from Nepal lost his life at the Al Wakrah Stadium project site. His next of kin have been informed.

The Committee did not confirm how the man died, but did state that it has been in contact with the relevant Qatari and Nepali authorities over the incident.

The organisation added that it “shares its deepest condolences with the family at this time”.

Qatar is building a host of new stadia for the 2022 national team football event, including the Al Wakrah Stadium, which, when complete, will have a capacity of 40,000.

However, the nation has attracted criticism over the safety and wellbeing of workers on the construction sites, despite ongoing efforts by Qatar to protect staff.

In January 2017, a British worker died while working at the Khalifa International Stadium. Renovation at the venue has since been completed.

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