Visakhapatnam gas tragedy: Evacuated people sleep on beach road in vizag

South India

A large number of people slept on the footpath adjoining the Ramakrishna Beach on Thursday night after they were evacuated their homes as a precautionary measure following the gas leak tragedy that took place earlier.

On Thursday midnight, rumours spread that the police are reportedly asking residents within 5 km radius of the LG Polymers plant to evacuate due to another gas leak. 

Most of the people spent the night sitting in their four-wheelers on the road or stretching out on footpaths along the Adavivaram-Mudasarlova route. 

Earlier, Police had evacuated people living around two kilometres of radius from the site of the gas leak incident. However, people beyond the radius of 2 kilometres and up to 10 kilometres also left their houses.

On Thursday, styrene gas had leaked in the gas plant of LG Polymers in RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam district on Thursday morning. As a result, eleven people, including a six-year-old girl, died and over 350 were admitted to hospitals.


With inputs from Agency

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