Gov’t follows up on fire that killed 13 Pakistanis

Amman, Government Coordinator for Human Rights, Abeer Dababneh, was following up on measures taken by the authorities to deal with a fire that killed 13 Pakistani people, including 8 children from one family, at their Jordan Valley home.

Dababneh told Petra that under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah and Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, she paid a visit to the site in Southern Shouneh in the Jordan Valley to oversee procedures to deal with the incident and the care provided to the victims’ families.

She praised the efforts of the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs and Expatriates to care for the victims’ family, check with the Pakistani embassy on the burial procedures and provide humanitarian support and care for their relatives.

The Government Coordinator hailed the Civil Defense and the competent bodies for their response, and the measures taken by the Southern Shouneh Hospital to refer the victims to the forensic medicine.

She called the fire incident “unfortunate” for taking the lives of 8 children, 4 women and an elderly man, and offered condolences to their families. An investigation panel found that the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit.

Source: Jordan News Agency