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It is informed with sadness that thirteen (13) Pakistani nationals including seven (7) children, four (4) women and two (2) men living in Jordan have expired due to a fire which broke out in their tent. The fire reportedly broke out around 2 AM at night on 2December 2019. The cause of fire has been reported as short circuit.

Three Pakistanis were also injured in the fire incident and are reported to be in stable condition. All the victims were residing near Karameh city which is 40 kilometers west of Amman near the Dead Sea. The local fire brigade responded to the incident.

The victims belonged to Joya Family from Dadu District in Sindh Province. The head of family, Mr. Ali Sher Joya, has survived, the incident. The family reportedly migrated from Pakistan to Jordan in 1970s and were associated with the agriculture/farming profession.

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. 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

2 December 2019

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