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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.

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