Visakhapatnam (Vizag) Gas Leak News Updates: Eleven people have died and quite 1,000 exposed to the styrene vapour that leaked from a factory in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Thursday morning. The gas leak, that quickly spread to villages during a five-kilometre radius, occurred at around 2.30 am from the multinational LG Polymers Plant at RR Venkatapuram village. Hours later, many people were seen lying unconscious, raising fears of a serious industrial disaster. consistent with police, the price from the accident could go up as a minimum of 20 people are currently on ventilator support. Meanwhile, Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has announced Rs 1 crore each as relief to kin of individuals killed within the tragedy. Jagan, who visited the King George Hospital here, said that the govt also will provide cash assistance to the injured. In Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an emergency meet to review things and spoke to CM Jagan. Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) SN Pradhan said that leakage from the factory is now minimal but the NDRF personnel are going to be at the spot till it’s totally plugged. Pradhan said 500 people belonging to 200-250 families living within the 3-km radius are evacuated to safer places. The leakage was reported when workers were preparing for the reopening of the plant after government provided relaxations in within the coronavirus-forced lockdown.
Styrene gas leakage From LG Polymers in Visakhapatnam
May 7, 2020