Over 500 migrant workers died in the lead up to the World Cup

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Over 500 migrant workers died in the lead up to the World Cup

A top Qatari official disclosed that an estimated 500 migrant workers died while working on projects tied to the FIFA World Cup.

A TMZ report states that Hassan Al-Thawadi — Chief of the World Cup event, disclosed the amount during an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV Monday.

Hassan Al-Thawadi said hundreds of migrant workers died as a consequence of World Cup labour.

“Between 400 and 500,” adding, that he did not ¬†have the exact number, which is significantly higher than previous official figures indicated.

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