Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy: Chemical gas leaks into LG polymer industry in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
8 people died while more than 800 people are hospitalized in this incident in RR Venkatapuram village on Thursday morning.
Currently, the leakage of gas has been controlled. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an emergency meeting of NDMA regarding the incident.
Union Home Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh are also present in the meeting.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has left for the hospital to meet the sick.
There has been an atmosphere of chaos in the area since the Vizag gas leak. Five villages around the company have been evacuated.
PM Modi called NDMA meeting
- The NDMA meeting has been called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 11 am on the incident in Visakhapatnam.
- The Prime Minister’s Office gave this information. At the same time, PM Modi said that he has spoken to the officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) regarding the incident, the matter is being closely monitored.
- I pray for the safety and well-being of all in Visakhapatnam.
Vizag Gas Leak disturbing: Amit Shah
- Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Vizag gas tragedy incident in Vizag is disturbing, we are monitoring the incident continuously and closely.
- I pray for the well being of the people of Visakhapatnam.
Eight people died due to Poisonous Gas At LG Polymers
- The DGP of Andhra Pradesh said that Eight people have died so far. One person died due to falling into a well while trying to escape.
- The gas leak incident occurred around 3:30 this morning.
- The rescue operation is still going on. The plant was closed due to lockdown.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy Condolences
- Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said that my condolences to the families of those who died in the gas leak.
- I have spoken to the Chief Secretary of the state and the DGP to take stock of the situation.
- He further said that the NDRF teams were instructed to provide necessary relief measures.
- The situation is being constantly monitored. Hundreds of people have been affected in the unprecedented and unfortunate incident.
- Has spoken to the Home Secretary and the GOI and requested them to provide necessary assistance.
Approx 300 people hospitalized
- CP RK Meena of Visakhapatnam said that the gas has been neutralized.
- The NDRF team has reached the spot. The maximum impact was up to about one and a half km but its smell was about two and a half km. 100 to 120 people have been admitted to the hospital.
- A total of 8 people have died in the Vizag gas leak. An FIR has been registered.
CM left for to meet hospitalized people
- Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has inquired about the gas leak incident and directed the district authorities to take all possible steps to save lives and bring the situation under control.
- The Chief Minister’s Office said that the CM has left for the hospital to meet the patients.
- The Chief Minister is closely monitoring the situation and has directed the officials to take immediate steps and provide all assistance.
Up to three Kilometers area affected
- It is being told that up to three kilometres of the area around the company has been affected due to the leakage of dangerous toxic gas from LG Polymer Company located in RR Venkatapuram.
- The reasons for the gas leak have not been known yet.
- Visakhapatnam District Magistrate V Vinay Chand is also present on the occasion.
- He said that some people are having difficulty in breathing, they are being given oxygen.