12 die in Saudi factory fire

Mangaluru (Update): Unconfirmed sources have revealed that twelve people including Mangaloreans have died in the petrochemical factory fire in Saudi Arabia.

The deceased have been identified as Bhaskar from Bajpe, Vincent from Nirmarga, Balakrishna Poojary Vamanjoor, Ashraf Haleyangadi, Daniel from Kerala, Jolan from Philippines, Lijon Kerala, Mohammed Ibrahim India, Karthik Sanil Krishnappa India, Ashish Kumar Singh India and Martin from Philippines

People in Emergency (ICU)
Al Mana Hospital – 1) Deeraj Manjeshwar, 2) Rayan from Philippines, 3) Athik UP, 4) Amrit Nepal

Mowasat Hospital – 1) Saeed Kavoor

Out of Danger:
Al Mana Hospital – 1) Nithin Venuru, 2) Yathish Ullal, 3) Ayyub Farangipet

Royal commission hospital
1) Abhilash Niddodi

Riyadh, April 16 (IANS) Twelve people were killed and 11 others were injured in a fire that broke out at a petrochemical factory in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, media reports said.


The spokesperson of the Royal Authority of Jubail district said the fire occurred at 11.40 a.m. during routine maintenance, Xinhua reported citing Saudi Press Agency.

The spokesperson attributed the deaths to suffocation because of smoke inhalation.

The Saudi civil defence personnel and fire fighters managed to extinguish the blaze after 10 minutes.

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