13 Pakistani expatriates were killed in a house fire in the western Jordan on Monday. The cause if fire remains unknown.
According to the Jordan Civil Defence Authority fire broke out at dawn on Monday in a house inhabited by two Pakistani families in the town of Karameh.
The Turkish news agency, Anadolu reports that three other Pakistanis were injured in the fire.
According to Reuters, the dead include eight children and the fire swept through makeshift dwellings in a farming estate in the Jordan Valley.
Reuters also quoted a source saying that two families lived in corrugated iron sheds that housed immigrant labourers and that a police investigation had been opened into the incident.
A spokesman for Jordan’s Civil Defence, Iyad al Amre, in a statement said that there were three other injuries in the fire that broke out after midnight that initial signs showed could have been an electrical fire.