Vishakhapatnam- Eight people including a child reportedly died after toxic gas leaked from a chemical plant of a multinational firm in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam. 200 people have been admitted to hospital. Ambulances, fire engines and policemen have reached the chemical plant, officials said.
Residents near the chemical gas plant of LG Polymers India Pvt Ltd in the district’s village RR Venkatapuram reported of burning sensation in their eyes and difficulty in breathing, officials said. They were immediately taken to hospital, they said.
“There is gas leakage identified at LG Polymers in Gopalpatnam. Requesting Citizens around these locations not to come out of houses for the sake of safety precautions,” the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation tweeted.