This morning, 6 people, including a child, died due to gas leaking in a pharma company plant. The District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) has confirmed this. According to the information received, RR of Visakhapatnam Chemical gas leaked in the LG polymer industry in Venkatapuram village.
Visakhapatnam: 6 people, including a child, died due to gas leaking in a pharma company plant this morning, while the condition of 100 people is said to be critical. More than 1000 people have been admitted to the hospital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is monitoring this entire situation. He has called a disaster management meeting to take stock of the situation. Home Minister Amit Shah has also tweeted that the incident is being monitored.
My condolences to the families of 5 people who passed away due to gas leak at a private firm in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh today. Spoke to the Chief Secretary & DGP of the state to take stock of the situation: G Kishan Reddy, MoS Home Affairs. (File pic) #VizagGasLeak pic.twitter.com/hK2OgYPZcx
— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2020
3 km from this gas leak. The area has been affected and 4 villages have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. According to the information, RR of Visakhapatnam Chemical gas leaked in the LG polymer industry in Venkatapuram village. Due to this, the people present there were taken to the hospital after complaining of irritation in eyes and difficulty in breathing.
It is being told that when the gas leaked, people started getting nervous and had trouble breathing. The reason for the gas leak has not been known yet.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has inquired about the incident and directed the District Collector to ensure that the affected people get proper treatment.