Fire at Chemical Plant in Saudi Arabia Kills 12, Injures 11

April 16, 2016 3:01 PM

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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.

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