Jordan farm fireplace: Pakistanis die as blaze sweeps via makeshift houses
13 Pakistani nationals, together with 8 youngsters and 4 ladies, have died in a hearth at a farm in Jordan, the civil defence division (CDD) has stated.
The hearth swept via corrugated iron sheds housing labourers on the farm in South Shouna, a rural house west of the capital Amman, early on Monday.
3 other folks had been injured.
The Petra information company cited the CDD as announcing it believed the hearth used to be led to by way of an electrical short-circuit.
Top Minister Omar al-Razzaz expressed his condolences to the folks and executive of Pakistan, and referred to as for an expedited investigation into the incident.
Two households had lived within the makeshift structures used as housing for immigrant labourers, consistent with the CDD.
Hundreds of migrant staff are hired by way of personal farms within the Jordan Valley, a lot of them housed in deficient lodging.