Submitted by Editor on Sun, 2016-04-17 15:47 Jubail, Saudi Arabia: At least 12 persons have been confirmed dead in a fire accident that broke out at Jubail United Petrochemical Company in Jubail on Saturday morning. Among the deceased, many hailed from Mangaluru and Kerala. It is said that the accident ocurred when technicians were replacing catalyst during the maintenance of the plant. Soon, fire engulfed the building. As the fire raged, a thick black smoke billowed from the building suffocating 12 persons to death. The fire tenders were rushed to the spot and managed to douse the fire. The deceased have been identified as Baskar Bajpe, Vincent Nirmarga, Daniel, Jolan Filipino and their bodies have been kept at Al Mana Hospital. Also, Ashraf Haleyangadi Lijon, Balakrishna Poojari Vamanjoor and Mohammed Ibrahim have been confirmed dead and their bodies are in Royal Commission Hospital. Besides, bodies of Karthik SanilKrishnappa, Ashish Kumar Singh and Martin are kept at Mowasat Hosptal. Condition of Dheeraj Manjeshwar, Rayan Filipino, Saeed Kavoor and Athik all from India and Amrit from Nepal are being treated at Mosawat Hospital's ICU unit as thier condition is said to be critical. Nitin Venuru, Yathish Ullal, Ayyub Parangipet and Abhilash Niddodi are recuperating at various hospitals in the city and their condition is said to be stable. The CEO of Royal Commissioner for Jubail and Yanbu, Dr Muslih Al Otaibi and United Company Chairman Adel Al Sharidi visited the spot. Royal Commission spokesperson, said; "During the replacement of stimulants by technician of the maintenance contractor, a fire broke out. It was immediately extinguished. However, the intensity of smoke led to the suffocation of 12 workers, 11 others are fighting for life."