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13 Pakistanis die in fire accident in Jordan



The Civil Defence Department on Monday reported that 13 Pakistani nationals died after a fire broke out in their  house in Southern Shuneh area, 45km to the west of Amman.

The department said that two Pakistani families lived in the house located on a farm and that the 13 people died after suffering severe burns while three others were injured in the incident.

It said that the injured were taken to the hospital and were in good condition, adding that a committee had been formed to look into the incident.

According to official figures, around 8,000 Pakistanis live in Jordan and work in the agricultural sector.

Edited & Vetted By: Hadiza Mohammed/Emmanuel Yashim