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13 Pakistanis expatriates killed in a house fire in Jordan

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.

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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.

Saman Siddiqui

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