Thick air, pungent smell: How gas leakage tragedy unfolded at Visakhapatnam’s LG Polymers plant
Visakhapatnam LG Polymers Gas Leakage: Thursday’s incident evoked memories of Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984 when a gas leak at a factory of US chemical firm Union Carbide killed thousands.
Eleven people, including a child, are dead and over hundreds have fallen ill following a gas leak from a chemical plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Thursday morning. People in the Gopalapatnam area, where the chemical plant is located, complained of irritation in eyes, breathlessness, nausea, and rashes on their bodies. As many as 25 people are critical and close to 1000 people have been evacuated.
While eight persons died due to inhaling the styrene gas, three were killed while trying to escape from the area. Thursday’s incident evoked memories of Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984 when a gas leak at a factory of US chemical firm Union Carbide killed thousands.
There really was a bad industrial accident over there.
The company in this case is called LG Polymer plant. Of course, India has great industrial capacity. I have no idea where in this case, the company is from.
There’s some pretty graphic film footage of people passing out from this. The death toll though, is not real high, 11 or something. A tragedy nonetheless.