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Tuesday 3rd August 2021 / 23 Zulhijjah 1442

Jordan fire incident: FO confirms deaths of 13 Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal confirmed has confirmed the deaths of 13 Pakistani nationals living in Jordan that expired due to the fire erupted in a farming estate.
A statement issued by Dr. Faisal confirmed that there were seven children, four women, and two men in the list of people who could not survive.
Three other Pakistanis were also injured in the fire incident and are reported to be in stable condition.

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According to Dr. Faisal, all the victims were residing near Karameh city which is 40 kilometers west of Amman near the Dead Sea.
The spokesperson said that the victims belonged to Joya Family from Dadu District in Sindh province and added that the head of a family, Ali Sher Joya, has survived in the incident.
The family reportedly migrated from Pakistan to Jordan in the 1970s and were associated with the farming profession.
The fire reportedly broke out around 2 am at night on Monday. The cause of the fire has been reported as a short circuit.

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Thousands of foreign laborers live in poor conditions in private farms in the Jordan Valley, a fertile vegetable and fruit growing area. 
Jordan has in recent years seen several deadly incidents among Syrian refugees living in camps during the winter, such as fires caused by electrical faults or choking from domestic gas stoves.
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