Vizag Gas Leak: 8 dead, 300 hospitalised and over 5,000 sick

Visakhapatnam: Eight people, including two children have died while about 300 are hospitalized after a gas leakage from LG Polymers chemical plant in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh today. The Vizag factory was trying to open post lockdown when the incident occurred.

 

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Several people were taken to hospital after they complained of a burning sensation in their eyes and breathing difficulties.

Footages of the incident show people lying on Vizag’s roads near the site, possible unconscious. Many are being carried into ambulances, and people rushing in to help. An industrial siren sounds in the background, amid a heartbreaking scene of a child trying to wake up a woman lying unconscious on the divider.

 

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Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy is on his way to Visakhapatnam to assess the response to the Gas Leak tragedy.

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