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7 Syrian refugees die in trailer fire in Ramtha
By JT - Jan 17,2013 - Last updated at Jan 17,2013
AMMAN — Seven members of the same family died late Wednesday night in a fire that broke out in their trailer in a camp set up in King Abdullah Park in the northern border town of Ramtha, the Civil Defence Department (CDD) said.
The Jordan News Agency, Petra, quoted Colonel Farid Sharaa, head of the CDD media and preventive awareness directorate, as saying that firefighters managed to contain the fire before it spread out other trailers.
He said the fire broke out when a kerosene heater was accidentally knocked down in the trailer.
Web-based news sites quoted Sharaa as saying four other refugees were injured, sustaining first and medium-degree burns. They received treatment at King Abdullah I Hospital in Ramtha.
Seven Syrians who died late Wednesday when a fire broke out in a refugee shelter in the border city of Ramtha, were laid to rest on Thursday.
Two people died on Wednesday after a truck overturned, veered into the other lane and hit a van on the road between Zarqa and Azraq.
Civil Defence Department (CDD) personnel responded to 396 accidents and health emergency cases in the Kingdom between Wednesday and Thursday, including a car crash that killed a nine-year-old child, according to the department.
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