The World Cup is BLOOD-STAINED
Healthy and hard-working, these young men simply slip away in the night. The workers believe their friends’ deaths have resulted from being forced to toil too long under the burning sun without shade, breaks and water in temperatures exceeding 40C for just £8.30-a-day.
They die in their sleep from heat exhaustion, as a result of exploitation.
The numbers of dead and the precise cause is in dispute, but human rights groups demand Qatar properly account for those who have lost their lives.
Young people from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed up for Qatar and research by human rights groups has revealed they paid large sums to recruitment agencies, often up to £3,000, to be put to work for a pittance in searing heat and terrible conditions, bonded to their employer with little prospect of escape.