Major Gas Leakage Incident Reported at LG Polymers Facility, Vizag

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The situation in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh is becoming very disturbing following a major gas leakage at LG Polymers’ facility. The death toll due to the incident is rising minute by minute and hundreds have been hospitalised.

Almost over two hours ago it was reported that at least eight people have died and about hundreds more have been hospitalised after a major gas leak at an LG Polymers plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam earlier today. Emergency services have evacuated villages and cordoned off a three-kilometre radius.

PM Narendra Modi has taken stock of the situation and assured all possible assistance to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

ENC of Indian Navy provides 5 more Portable Multifeed Oxygen Manifolds sets to King George Hospital (KGH). Technical Teams from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam (NDV) are at KGH to assist in quick installation to provide Oxygen to a large number of patients affected by a gas leak from LG Polymers. The Portable Multifeed Oxygen Manifold system was designed to enable one jumbo size Oxygen Bottle to supply Oxygen to six patients concurrently for COVID-19 pandemic.

Principal Secretary to PM Dr PK Mishra held a high-level review meeting with Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, NDMA, NDRF, Director AIIMS and medical experts on Vizag gas leak situation. He has directed to send a team of experts to Visakhapatnam and also measures for relief, rescue and short term as well as long term medical impact.


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