Visakhapatnam

Watch | Gas leak in Visakhapatnam

Many have died, several hospitalised after a gas leak incident at Visakhapatnam. The leak occurred at the LG Polymers Plant at around 2.30 a.m. on May 7.

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More than 100 have been hospitalised after complaints of breathing difficulty and vomiting. According to reports, there was a leak of styrene gas from the plant.

Styrene is a poisonous, inflammable gas used in plastic engineering industry.

The police reached the spot at around 3 a.m. and alerted the residents using loud speakers and siren. Water blowers are being used to subside the gas leak effect.

People have been advised to cover their faces with wet cloth as a precautionary measure. Those living in a 5 km radius have been affected by the gas leak.

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A National Disaster Response Force team has reached the spot to evacuate people. Over 5,000 people have been evacuated to safer places. PM Narendra Modi has convened a meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority in the wake of the situation

Printable version | Apr 21, 2021 7:55:45 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/gas-leak-in-visakhapatnam/article31524380.ece

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