Jordan expresses condolences to victims of Soran fire
ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – The Jordanian foreign affairs ministry on early Saturday expressed its condolences to Iraq and its people after a fire breakout at a residential building in the Kurdistan Region’s Erbil province had killed at least 14 people.
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates “expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the government and people of the brotherly Republic of #العراق for the victims of the fire,” according to a statement.
The ministry also wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Health Saman Barzanji has previously said that Jordanian Consul General to Erbil Fuad Al-Majali had reached out and expressed his country’s readiness to provide any assistance to the victims of the fire.
“All our condolences and solidarity to the loved ones of the victims, and our wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured in this tragedy,” French Consul General Yann Braem said in a post on X, formerly Twitter, on Friday night.
A fire broke out on Friday night at a residential building in Soran district in northern Erbil province, where at least 14 people have so far been killed while 13 others were wounded, including firefighters.
The Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani “ordered the launch of a swift investigation into the incident and monitor the condition of the wounded,” Sheikh Najib added.
The investigation into the incident began on early Saturday, Kurdistan 24 has learned. The cause of the fire outbreak has not yet been identified.
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani on Friday extended his condolences to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.