Multiple fatalities in Jubail

Twelve people were killed and eleven injured; six of whom were taken to hospital in a critical condition after a fire broke out in a petrochemical factory in Saudi Arabia.

The cause of the blaze at the Jubail United Petrochemical Company plant, in Saudi’s largest industrial area has yet to be estabished.

It was reported that the fire which took  place while routine maintenance was carried out was just a small blaze but a thick black smoke spread quickly and chemical from inside the plant burnt and produced suffocating gases. Firerefighters extinguished the fire in ten minutes.