Chemical gas leaks into LG polymer industry in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. More than 10 people died while more than 800 are hospitalized in this incident in RR Venkatapuram village on Thursday morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation and Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed concern over the incident. Currently, the leakage of gas has been controlled.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Central Government on the deaths of people due to this gas leak. The commission has sought a detailed report of the treatment and rescue operations from the chief secretary of the state. Along with this, a notice has also been issued to the Director General of Police of Andhra. In this, they have been asked to give information about four weeks, how many FIRs were registered in this case and what is the status of the investigation.
CM Jagan Mohan Reddy met the victims admitted at King George Hospital. The CM said that the families of those who lost their lives due to the accident will be given a compensation of one crore rupees. Along with this, assistance of Rs 10 lakh will be given to the victims and Rs 1 lakh each to the patients discharged from the hospital. A five-member committee will investigate the entire matter.
NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said that information has been received that the death toll has gone up to 11.
Press conference held in Delhi on Visakhapatnam gas leak case. It was told at the press conference that the team has left from Pune to take stock of the situation. The government said that 200-250 families living in the vicinity of the factory in Visakhapatnam were evacuated.
The number of people who died due to gas is increased to nine. Visakhapatnam District Medical and Health Officer Tirumala Rao said that 300 more people have been admitted to the hospital.