On the night of 7 may at the LG plant Polymers near the city of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh, India) was a gas leak, killing at least 11 people, injured 1000, 246 of them needed hospitalization, the publication reported IndiaToday.
In the administration of the hospital told the Indian Expressthat the number of dead will probably rise because of the hospitalized in serious condition. 20 people connected to devices of artificial ventilation of the lungs.
About 3,000 people from the nearby villages were evacuated, said publishing IndiaToday.
Because the leak happened at night, many local people in the dream lost consciousness. Suffered the emergency services staff who carried out the evacuation. According to journalists, due to the diversion of some of the inhabitants fell unconscious on the streets of the city.
In the area killed many animals.
Gas leaked from Visakhapatnam’s LG Polymers plant. Residents complained that the gas leakage caused a burning sensation in the eyes, rashes on bodies, and breathing difficulty.#VizagGasLeak
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