7 Jun 2012

Nursery safety law being drafted in Qatar

8:52 am on 7 June 2012

The government of Qatar says a new law is being drafted to tighten the safety and security of nursery schools there.

Thirteen children, including New Zealand triplets, died after a fire engulfed parts of a mall in the capital, Doha on Monday last week.

The Ministry of Social Affairs says it will be mandatory for every new nursery to obtain a certificate stating it fulfills safety and security requirements.

Official sources say an inquiry into the fire at the shopping centre has completed its work.

Radio New Zealand's correspondent in Qatar says no details about the inquiry are being made public, nor is it clear when or if it will be made public.