Representational image. Reuters
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 defence 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 defence spokesman Iyad al Amre said in a statement.
Thousands of foreign labourers live in wretched conditions in private farms in the Jordan Valley, a fertile vegetable and fruit growing area.
Another civil defence source said two families lived in corrugated iron sheds that housed immigrant labourers and that a police investigation had been opened into the incident.
Three other people were taken to hospital suffering from shock and burns.
Jordan has in recent years seen several deadly incidents among Syrian refugees living in camps during the winter, such as fires caused by electrical faults or choking from domestic gas stoves.
Six people died when fire swept through a psychiatric hospital for war veterans in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, authorities said on Tuesday.
A major fire that engulfed a packaging factory in Delhi on Saturday killed three persons, including two women, an official said. The tragedy took place around 9am at Jhilmil Industrial Area near Dilshad Garden.
A blaze at a warehouse in India’s capital has killed 9 people and left at least 3 injured on Monday, a fire officials said. The fire broke out in the early hours of Monday at Kirari area of New Delhi and its cause was yet unknown
There are seven “fixed clinics” across the country at the ongoing 10-day Pink Caravan Ride free breast cancer awareness-cum-consultations of the Sharjah-based charity organization Friends of Cancer Patients.
A biotechnologist from Japan said mesenchymal stem cells from the bone marrow of the healthy and the young, cures inflammatory conditions and so far, some illnesses.
The Dubai Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced two out of 11 defendants to 10 years in jail for one of them and 7 years to the other to be followed by deportation on charges of fraud and stealing Dhs27 million.
An Arab man should be executed for premeditatedly murdering his friend after stabbing his heart, and claiming his life during a quarrel between them, the Ajman Criminal Court has ruled. The parents of the victim have refused the blood money.