TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday expressed shock over the gas leak incident from an industrial plant in Vizag. Taking to Twitter, he urged the TDP leaders to be readily available to help the people in distress. Further, he also urged the people to take the necessary precautions that are being advised by the officials.
Shocked to learn about the death of 3 people & hundreds being affected by a gas leak from a plant near #Visakhapatnam. @jaitdp leaders and cadre must be readily available to help people in distress. I urge everyone to take necessary precautions as advised by the officials.— N Chandrababu Naidu #StayHomeSaveLives (@ncbn) May 7, 2020
Eight persons have been reported dead, including one child after a chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village in Vishakapatnam on Thursday. The leak from the factory was suspected to have started in the early hours of Thursday between 3 am and 4 am and comprised Styrene gas.
According to RK Meena, Police Commissioner, Vishakapatnam, over 100 people have been shifted to the hospitals, while around 2,500 people are being evacuated as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams reached the spot. Other agencies such as local police and fire brigade have also been mobilised. While the officials are still trying to break open homes to rescue the people, dozens of persons are said to be affected by the leak and ae complaining of breathing difficulties and burning sensation in their eyes. Andhra CM Jagan is enroute Vizag.
Hon'ble CM @ysjagan will leave for Vizag to visit the hospital where the affected are being treated.— CMO Andhra Pradesh (@AndhraPradeshCM) May 7, 2020
The Chief Minister is closely monitoring the situation and has directed the district officials to take every possible step to save lives and bring the situation under control.