Authorities claimed that the three were not taking part in a global World Cup security drill that is now occurring within and around Doha and involves displays and scenarios of “chemical incidents.”
Officials withheld information about the tragedy that happened late on Wednesday, but friends of the three who posted tales of it on social media claimed that they were on a crane that fell at Doha’s Hamad port.
The collapsed crane was visible in the photos that accompanied the posts, but news agencies were unable to quickly confirm the images.
For the Watan exercise, which finished on Thursday, fifteen foreign governments—including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the Palestinian Territories—sent security personnel and experts.
Fighter jet training, a chemical attack on a stadium, and management trials have all been part of the exercises.
To support Qatar’s domestic police during the World Cup, which begins on November 20 and finishes on December 18, Turkey has dispatched roughly 3,000 officers. Additional police are reportedly being sent from Pakistan and Morocco.