AMMAN –– Four people died and 13 others were critically injured on Monday during clashes between students from two tribes at Al Hussein Bin Talal University in Maan, in which fire arms were used, according to the Public Security Department (PSD) and eyewitnesses.

In a statement emailed to The Jordan Times, the PSD said the injured were in critical conditions.

Police denied claims by eyewitnesses that the gendarmerie forces entered the university’s campus to control the fight.

Maan is some 220 kilometres south of Amman.