Shikhar Dhawan came forward to pay his last respects to the victims of the Vizag gas leak tragedy. Meanwhile, he also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, Dhawan wrote that he was shocked to hear about the gas leak and that he is feeling bad for all the people who have lost their lives. The opening batsman then expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families and the loved ones of the victims and then urged one and all to pray for the well-being of the people in Vishakapatnam.
Shocked to hear about the #VizagGasLeak, I feel bad for all who lost their life. My heartfelt condolences to their family and loved ones. Let's all pray for the well-being in Visakhapatnam.— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 7, 2020
10 people have been killed and 70 were hospitalized after a chemical gas leakage at the LG Polymers factory in RR Venkatapuram village in Vishakapatnam on Thursday. The gas leaked is believed to be Steyrene gas which affects the Central Nervous System of a human body and is suspected to have happened between 3 am and 4 am. Residents of the vicinity have been evacuated, however, the number of casualties is expected to rise.
The NDRF teams have neutralised the gas and FIR has been registered. Minister for Industries Mekapati Gowtham Reddy informed that a help-desk was set-up to assist the rescue operations in Vishakapatnam. The Minister asked the people not to panic and reassured that a team from the department was on the site and was manning the operations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) following the tragedy.