An oil installation in Saudi Arabia's northeastern Gulf port of Jubail on June 1, 2004
A view of Saudi Arabia's northeastern Gulf port of Jubail. A fire broke out in a factory in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday killing six workers, a spokesman for the Jubail industrial zone said, updating an earlier death toll of five. © Bilal Qabalan - AFP/File
An oil installation in Saudi Arabia's northeastern Gulf port of Jubail on June 1, 2004
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Last updated: December 22, 2012

Saudi factory fire kills six workers

A fire broke out in a factory in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday killing six workers, a spokesman for the Jubail industrial zone said, updating an earlier death toll of five.

Civil defence teams eventually put out the blaze which began during routine maintenance work at an industrial waste processing plant, Abdel Rahman Abdel Kader told the official SPA news agency.

Jubail, on Saudi Arabia's Gulf coast is a major port and petrochemical industry hub.

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