House fire kills 13 Pakistanis in Jordan

Three other Pakistanis injured in blaze

AMMAN

Thirteen Pakistani expatriates were killed in a house fire in western Jordan, according to the civil defense authority on Monday.

The blaze broke out at dawn on Monday in a house inhabited by two Pakistani families in the town of Karameh before firefighters managed to bring it under control, the authority said in a statement.

Three other Pakistanis were injured in the fire.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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