The death of a Pakistani family following a fire in central Jordan

Five Pakistanis, a father, a mother and their three children died in a fire broke out in their tents in central Jordan’s Karak governorate, a Jordanian security source told AFP. A statement quoted by a spokesman for the Public Security Directorate, Amer Al-Sartawi, said Firefighters and ambulances from the Civil Defense Directorate of Karak (118 km south of Amman) extinguished a fire that had broken out at dawn on Tuesday in two tents inarea of Ghor Al Mazraa, resulting in the death of five Asian nationals from severe burns.

A security source, who declined to be identified, told AFP the victims were Pakistani nationals and worked in agriculture. For his part, the director of forensic medicine in the southern region, Dr Hassan Hawari, said: “The bodies of five people reached the forensic office following their exposure to charred burns which led to their deaths “. that “the bodies belong to a father (34 years old), a mother (31 years old) and three daughters (6 and 8 years old). years and 9 years old).

Al-Sartawi confirmed that the security services “have opened an investigation to find out the cause of the fire”. The source of the fire is not yet known, but primitive and cheap heating methods usually lead to such fires, especially as Saudi Arabia is exposed to a cold spell accompanied by rain.

Thousands of Pakistanis work in Jordan, mainly in agriculture, and most of them live in tents erected near the farms where they work. On December 20, 2021, four Pakistanis, a father, a mother and their two children, died in a fire broke out in their tent in Al-Balqa Governorate, 30km west of Amman.