2 children die in Amman apartment fire

28-01-2013 03:13 AM

Ammon News - AMMAN (Petra) Two baby girls, aged between eight months and one year, died on Tuesday of severe burns to their bodies and a woman suffered breathing problems after a fire engulfed an apartment west of Amman.

The civil defence department said fire-fighting and rescue crews rushed to the scene, a four-storey building in the suburb of Kamaliyeh, extinguished the blaze and treated the woman on the spot before transferring her to hospital.

It said initial investigations pointed to a leak from a gas heater that caused the fire.

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