Fire kills 12, injures 11 at a Saudi petrochemical company in Jubail

People stand in front of a hospital at Jubail. (Photo: Al Arabiya Net)

Twelve people were killed and 11 others were injured with six in critical conditions after fire broke out in a petrochemical factory in Saudi Arabia’s largest industrial area located east of the kingdom early Saturday, state news agency SPA reported.

The incident took place in an area that was under construction and during routine maintenance at Jubail United Petrochemical Company plant.

The Saudi civil defence and fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire after 10 minutes of its break out at 11:40 am local time. While the fire was small,  it left people with severe smoke inhalation injuries, SPA reported.

United is a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp 2010.SE (SABIC).

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50