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Security guard dies after falling off Lusail stadium in Qatar

The Lusail Stadium. Photo: www.besoccer.com

A security guard at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar has died after falling from the World Cup stadium, after Argentina’s quarter-final triumph over the Netherlands.

Kenyan John Njau Kibue was initially said to be in a stable but critical condition – however, he died after three days in hospital, BBC reports.

Qatari organisers say they “are investigating the circumstances leading to the fall as a matter of urgency”.

The 24-year-old’s sister told CNN they have not been given an explanation, “we want justice. We want to know what caused his death. They have never sent us a picture to show where he fell from or given us any other information,” Ann Wanjiru said.

Kibue’s family told CNN he moved to Qatar in November to work on a contract with a local security firm.

Kibue is the second migrant worker reported to have died since the start of the World Cup on 20 November. A Filipino national fell to his death while carrying out repairs at a resort used as a training base by the Saudi Arabian team.

Writing by Muzha Kucha