13 Pakistanis killed in Jordon in fire incident

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As many 13 Pakistanis including seven children, four women and two men living in Jordan have expired due to a fire which broke out in their tent, the Foreign Office said on Monday.

In a statement, the Foreign Office said that all the victims were residing near Karameh City which is 40 kilometers west of Amman near the Dead Sea.

It said that the fire reportedly caused by short circuit broke out around 2 am at night on December 2, 2019. The local fire brigade responded to the incident.

It further said that three Pakistanis were also injured due in the fire incident and are reported to be in stable condition.

The Foreign Office said that the victims belonged to the Joya Family from Dadu District in Sindh Province. The head of family Ali Sher Joya has survived the incident.

It said that the family reportedly migrated from Pakistan to Jordan in 1970s and were associated with the agriculture/farming profession.

The Foreign Office said that the Pakistan Embassy in Amman is in contact with the family and relatives of the deceased residing in Jordan. The Ambassador and other senior officials are with family to provide any urgent assistance.

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The Jordanian authorities are also extending full cooperation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed the Embassy to extend assistance to the bereaved family.

For further queries/any assistance, the following officer/official of the Embassy in Amman can be contacted:

Name                    :         Mr. Hasnain Haider,

Designation          :         Second Secretary/Head of Chancery

Mobile                  :         00962-796912676

 

 

Name                    :         Mr. Majid Amin

Designation          :         Additional Assistant

Mobile No            :         00962-796417462