A total of 13 Pakistani nationals died Monday at dawn after a fire broke out in their tin house in Southern Shuneh area, 45 km to the west of Amman, according to a statement by the Civil Defence Department.
Two Pakistani families live in the house which is located in one of the farms, the department said in the statement a copy of which was obtained by Xinhua.
Two Pakistani families live in the house which is located in one of the farms, the department said in the statement a copy of which was obtained by Chinese news agency Xinhua.
The 13 died after suffering severe burns and three others were also injured in the incident.
The department said a committee was formed to look into the incident. According to official figures, around 8,000 Pakistanis live in Jordan and work in the agricultural sector.
Victims families migrated from Pakistan in 1970 where they are still living. The Foreign Office said that the victims belonged to Joya family from Dadu district in Sindh. Pakistan Embassy official in Amman confirmed the news and said the embassy is in contact with the families of the deceased.
The head of the family, Ali Sher Joya, has survived the incident. Pakistan foreign office, confirmed the incident, We inform with sadness that thirteen Pakistani nationals including seven children, four women & two men living in Jordan have expired due to a fire which broke out in their tent.#MOFA has instructed the Embassy to extend assistance to the bereaved family.