Chemical plant fire in Saudi Arabia kills 12

Riyadh—Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency says a fire at a chemical plant in the kingdom’s east has killed 12 people and injured 11.
The Saudi Press Agency said the fire in al-Jubail happened around 11:40 a.m. Saturday at the Jubail United Petrochemical Co. The news agency quoted the company as saying the fire began during maintenance at the plant. The company also said the fire caused thick black
smoke, which contributed to the death of the contractors working on the maintenance at the plant.—AP

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