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13 Pakistanis Killed in Jordan Farming Village Fire

13 Pakistanis Killed in Jordan Farming Village Fire

Monday, 2 December, 2019 - 10:45
File photo of Jordanian firefighting trucks
Asharq Al-Awsat
A fire has killed 13 Pakistanis in a farming community, Jordanian officials said Monday.

The fire broke out early Monday in a shack where two Pakistani families live in the village of al-Shuna al-Janobia, the Jordanian civil defense said in a statement.

Three others were injured.

It said the dead included eight children, four women and a man — all said to be Pakistani nationals.

According to the civil defense, an electrical fault caused the fire. An investigation has been launched.

The village sits along the Jordan Valley.

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