After 40 days of waiting and hoping to return home, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, on Tuesday evening, the death of Jordanian citizens Muhannad and Ashraf Tarawneh, with whom there has been no contact since the beginning of the earthquake that struck the Turkish city of Antakya in early February.
The official spokesman for the ministry, Ambassador Sinan Majali, confirmed in a statement to Al Arabiya.net that the competent Turkish authorities had informed the Jordanian embassy in Ankara of the results of the DNA test, which confirmed the identity of the two Jordanian citizens.
The two dead youths
The official spokesman for the ministry expressed his deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the families of the deceased.
The uncle of the two brothers, Muhammad Al-Tarawneh, confirmed in a statement to Al-Arabiya.net the news of their death this evening, Tuesday, when the family was officially informed, indicating that they were buried in the Turkish state of Antakya.
He indicated that a funeral home will be opened for them in their hometown, Karak Governorate, and in the Jordanian capital, Amman, according to arrangements that the family will announce soon.
Uncle Tarawneh said that Muhannad is 42 years old, and Ashraf is 45 years old in Turkey. They were working on a furniture manufacturing factory project in Turkey’s Antakya several years ago.
It is noteworthy that the two Tarawneh brothers are married, the first has a family that lives in Turkey and has 3 daughters, and the other lives in Jordan and has 3 daughters as well, and they have a brother who works in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.