Fire at Saudi Petrochemical Plant Kills 1, Injures 11

Fire at Saudi Petrochemical Plant Kills 1, Injures 11

A fire at a petrochemical plant owned by the Saudi National Petrochemical Industrial Company (NATPET) in the Yanbu province on the Red Sea has killed one worker and injured 11 more, a spokesperson told Al-Ekhbariya TV on the morning of October 3, Reuters reported.

The fire started on October 2 and is now under control with industrial accident response teams now cooling the site, spokesman Abdul Rahman Abdul Qader said.

Abdul Qader said that an initial assessment determined that the fire was caused by “technical factors related to the industrial processes.”

Mariana Somensi 890 Posts

Mariana holds a Journalism Bachelor Degree from the State University of Londrina, Brazil. The Brazilian journalist has 4 years of experience on the MENA region's affairs and over a year of experience on the oil and gas industry.

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