DFA confirms death of Pinoy worker in Qatar

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 8) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed the death of a Filipino migrant worker in Qatar.

The DFA made the statement in response to queries about reports that a Filipino man died while working at a training site for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

"It is with regret that the Philippine Embassy in the state of Qatar confirms the death of a Filipino national who unfortunately met his demise while working at a resort in Mesaieed," it said in a statement Thursday night.

The embassy is working with authorities to determine the details of the accident and will be in contact with the family of the deceased regarding the repatriation of the remains, the DFA said.

"Out of respect to the family, we are not providing more details at this time," it added.

The World Cup in Qatar has met with various controversies, especially on the working conditions that migrant workers have to endure.

World Cup chief Hassan Al-Thawadi estimated that between 400 and 500 migrant workers have died working in tournament-related projects, which was a larger figure than what Qatari officials had reported.

This story will be updated.