13 Pak­ista­nis killed in Jor­dan fire

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AM­MAN: Thir­teen Pak­ista­nis, in­clud­ing eight chil­dren, died when a fire swept through their makeshift dwellings on a farm­ing es­tate in the Jor­dan Val­ley, Jor­dan’s civil de­fense said on Mon­day.

There were three other in­juries in the fire that broke out af­ter mid­night that ini­tial signs showed could have been an elec­tri­cal fire, civil de­fense spokesman Iyad al

Amre said in a state­ment.

Thou­sands of for­eign la­bor­ers live in wretched con­di­tions in pri­vate farms in the Jor­dan Val­ley, a fer­tile veg­etable and fruit grow­ing area.

An­other civil de­fense source said two fam­i­lies lived in cor­ru­gated iron sheds that housed im­mi­grant la­bor­ers and that an po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion had been opened into the in­ci­dent.

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