More Than 11 people, including two senior citizens and an 8 yr girl died. Over 5,000 people fell sick after an alleged gas leak from a chemical plant in Vizag at LG Polymers industry at RR Venkatapuram near Naiduthota area close to Gopalapatnam.
Whoever was there fell right there. The police and doctors team trouble reaching the injured. Police in Gopalapatnam Circle said they found about 50 people unconscious on the road.
The chemical which leaked is Styrene, which mixes with Oxygen & spreads quickly in the atmosphere. Affects lungs first & reduces breathing capacity which leads to unconsciousness as seen in this visual. Then affects brain and spine.
5 villages severly affected
8 reported to be #Dead & over hundreds of people fell sick & in critical condition
Many Animals also #Dead
— Gulbarga Temperature (@GulbargaTemper1) May 7, 2020
Disturbing and Painful 😢 by listening the news of #StyreneGasleak from LG Polymers Plant.
So many Families,Animals are Effected Badly.
8 Persons including one Child Were Dead.
People are Falling Unconscious on Roads.
God Please save their lives🙏🏻#Vizaggasleak #LGPolymers pic.twitter.com/EgFnfoMJoE
— Shashikanth JSP (@shashikanthJSP) May 7, 2020
1000's of People who became unconscious and till now 8 deaths reported, Shocked to hear that tragedy.
My condolences to their loved families and pray to god for speedy recovery of patients admitted in hospital pic.twitter.com/YPDCztiXUi
— Raghu (Raghav) (@Raghava7893) May 7, 2020
2020 is a tough year. Hoping and praying for all those affected by the Vizag Gas Leakage really really heartbreaking.