#VizagGasTragedy : Gas Leak From Chemical Plant Claims 11 Lives,5000 Sick And 300 In Hospital

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Director General of National Disaster Response Force SN Pradhan said leakage from the factory is now minimal but the NDRF personnel will be at the spot till it is totally plugged. As of now 11 people have lost their lives and reportedly 5000 are sick due to the gas leak, he said at a hurriedly convened press conference.

This unfortunate tragedy happened due to gas leakage from LG Polymers chemical plant in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam. Member of the National Disaster Management Authority Kamal Kishore said that about 1,000 people living in nearby areas of the factory have been exposed to the gas leak. Pradhan said 500 people belonging to 200-250 families living in 3 km radius have been evacuated to the safer places.

Meanwhile, AP CM Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has announced Rs 1 crore each as relief to kin of people killed in Visakhapatnam gas leak tragedy; offers cash assistance to injured. Chief Minister also visited the King George Hospital to assess the situation of those affectedk.

Further, The National Human Rights Commission have issued notices to the Centre and the Andhra Pradesh government over deaths and suffering of people due to gas leakage from a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam district, officials said. Right to life of the victims has been grossly violated.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted , The incident in Vizag is disturbing. Have spoken to the NDMA officials and concerned authorities. We are continuously and closely monitoring the situation

Manish Tewari , Congress MP,  to expressed his anguish over the incident

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