Vizag and Chattisgrah both suffer gas leak on same day


Thursday turned into a dark day when a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, saw the death of 11 people and more than 100 people complained of illness due to gas leakage from a chemical plant in vicinity.  


Speaking to the news agency, Visakhapatnam District Medical and Health Officer Tirumala Rao said, 300 people have been admitted to several hospitals due to gas leaks in Visakhapatnam. After this incident, the National Human Rights Commission has shown strictness and sent a notice to the Central and State governments seeking answers.


At least 10 people have died on Thursday after leaking chemical gas from a plant in Venkatapuram village. According to the news agency, more than a thousand people have declared themselves unwell after this incident.


The similar news came next from Chhattisgarh, where three people are claimed to be serious in Chhattisgarh’s Rajgarh, due to the leak of a paper mile of gas.


According to the news agency, the Superintendent of Police of Raigarh, Chhattisgarh said, ‘The gas leaked while cleaning the tank .  After this, 7 workers have been admitted to the hospital”.


State Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy himself went to King George Hospital to know the condition of the victims of the gas tragedy. Officials said that the plant is located in the Gopalapatnam area. People of this area complained of burning sensation in the eyes, difficulty in breathing, nausea, and a red rash on the body. PM Modi is also monitoring this matter.


PM Modi has spoken to the state Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured him of all possible help.