A man understood to be a Scottish oil rig worker has been injured after an incident on an offshore platform in Qatar left a British man dead.
A third man has been detained by police.
Qatari authorities are investigating the incident with all three men understood be be working for a contractor company supporting North Oil Company’s operations in the Persian Gulf.
A spokesperson for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who has died and a man who has been injured in Qatar and are in contact with the local authorities.”
An official from Qatar’s Ministry of Interior said: “Law enforcement authorities are investigating a December 12 incident at an offshore facility.
“The incident involved three British nationals working for a contractor company.
“One individual sustained fatal injuries, another was hospitalized and released. A third individual has been detained as part of a criminal investigation by the relevant authorities.”
STV News has asked North Oil Company for comment.
Correction: A previous version of this article read that it was widely reported the man who had died was Scottish.