Two Lankan expatriate workers, a man and a woman, died in Jordan last Saturday allegedly set on fire in a suicide attempt.
The man had allegedly set fire to the woman, his fiancee by throwing highly inflammable liquid and killed himself in the same manner a Spokesman from the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said.
The SLBFE sources said that both had died on admission to a hospital in Jordan and the police are conducting further inquiries. Both the man and the woman had received serious burn injuries when the fire brigade arrived where the incident took place, he said. The 37 years victim man is said to be from Padukka and the woman from Kalutara.
The SLBFE has taken steps to bring down their bodies to Sri Lanka. (H.G)