A disastrous and unfortunate event which shook the whole country occurred in Vizag. A polymers chemical company, LG polymers tried to reopen their plant post lockdown during which the gas started leaking and spread in the areas around the factory. As per information, at least 8 persons including 2 children died and currently over 300 are said to be hospitalized.
People around RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam started feeling uneasy and a burning sensation in their eyes with respiratory difficulties. As per reports, few people lost their lives before they could reach and start treating them.
Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has started blowing water through the mist blowers in an attempt to reduce the chemical effect of gas which has been leaked.
Rescue operations by NDRF have also been started.