Chemical gas leak kills 11 in India | Daily News


Chemical gas leak kills 11 in India

At least 11 people lost their lives in chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in Venkatapuram village of Visakhapatnam, India on Thursday. Thousands of people have been reported sick after the incident and were evacuated; hundreds are admitted in hospitals for treatment.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced Rs 1 crore each as compensation to the kin of those who have been killed in the tragedy. Those victims who are undergoing treatment on ventilator would get Rs one million each. Others, who are hospitalised but not on ventilator, would receive Rs 1 lakh each as compensation.

State DGP Damodar Goutam Sawang on Thursday told reporters that the gas now has been neutralised.

“One of the antidotes is drinking a lot of water. Around 800 were shifted to hospital, many have been discharged. Investigation will be carried out to see how this happened,” Sawang was quoted by news agency ANI.Poisonous styrene gas leaked from the plant during the early hours of the morning, when families in the surrounding villages were asleep. In the wake of the situation in Visakhapatnam, PM Narendra Modi held a meeting of the National Disaster Response Force (NDMA) (HT).


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