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Death toll due to gas leak at Visakhapatnam chemical plant rises to eight; over 100 people hospitalised:

A Major Gas Leak At The LG Polymers Chemical Plant In Visakhapatnam Has Left Eight People Dead, Including A Child. Hundreds Of Villagers Were Rushed To Nearby Hospitals In Visakhapatnam With Complaints Of Headache, Vomiting And Breathing Problems.

PTI | Updated on: 07 May 2020, 10:40:53 AM
Vizag Gas Leak

Horrific videos and photos surfacing from the nearby villages show scores of people lying unconscious on the roads. (Photo Credit: News Nation Photo)

Visakhapatnam:

A major gas leak at the LG Polymers chemical plant in Visakhapatnam has left eight people dead, including a child. Hundreds of villagers were rushed to nearby hospitals in Visakhapatnam with complaints of headache, vomiting and breathing problems. The Visakhapatnam gas leak took place at LG Polymers chemical plant around 2.30 am on Thursday.

The death toll has now gone up to eight and the evacuation process is still on in the nearby areas. Horrific videos and photos surfacing from the nearby villages show scores of people lying unconscious on the roads. Many were seen trying to reach ambulances with the unconscious children in their arms.

CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will leave for Vizag & visit King George Hospital where the affected are being treated. Chief Minister is closely monitoring the situation and has instructed the district machinery to take immediate steps and provide all help. Before this Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy enquired about the gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam and directed the district officials to take every possible step to save lives and bring the situation under control

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First Published : 07 May 2020, 10:40:53 AM