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Last Updated : May 07, 2020 03:45 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Vizag gas leak pictures: Relief efforts underway as the city faces another disaster amid COVID-19 crisis

Hospitals in the district, busy in treating COVID-19 patients, now face a new challenge of attending to the gas leak patients.

On May 7, Vizag residents woke up to the horror of a gas leak around 3.30 am. The leak that occurred at LG Polymers chemical plant has killed at least 8 people as per the police (Until 12.20 PM). Hundreds others have been hospitalised. (Image: AP)
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On May 7, Vizag residents woke up to the horror of a gas leak around 3.30 am. The leak that occurred at LG Polymers chemical plant has killed at least 8 people as per the police (Until 12.20 PM). Hundreds others have been hospitalised. (Image: AP)

Early reports say that the leak is claimed to be of Styrene gas that is known to be a 'known carcinogen'. As per US Environmental Protection Agency, styrene can be "a suspected toxin to the gastrointestinal tract, kidney, and respiratory system. (Image: ANI)
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Early reports say that the leak is claimed to be of Styrene gas that is known to be a 'known carcinogen'. As per US Environmental Protection Agency, styrene can be "a suspected toxin to the gastrointestinal tract, kidney, and respiratory system. (Image: ANI)

People carry a woman affected by a chemical gas leak in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early on May 7, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. (Image: AP)
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People carry a woman affected by a chemical gas leak in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early on May 7, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. (Image: AP)

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials have started relief operations in five villages in the vicinity of the plant. The NDRF is conducting door-to-door investigation to help patients. (Image: NDRF)
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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials have started relief operations in five villages in the vicinity of the plant. The NDRF is conducting door-to-door investigation to help patients. (Image: NDRF)

Firefighters walk with oxygen cylinders outside LG Polymers plant, the site of a chemical gas leak, in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)
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Firefighters walk with oxygen cylinders outside LG Polymers plant, the site of a chemical gas leak, in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)

A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) soldier is fitted with gear before he proceeds to the area from where chemical gas leaked in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)
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A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) soldier is fitted with gear before he proceeds to the area from where chemical gas leaked in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)

Hospitals in the district, busy in treating COVID-19 patients, now face a new challenge of attending to the gas leak patients. (Image: ANI)
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Hospitals in the district, busy in treating COVID-19 patients, now face a new challenge of attending to the gas leak patients. (Image: ANI)

A man runs carrying a child affected by a chemical gas leak in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)
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A man runs carrying a child affected by a chemical gas leak in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)

A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)
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A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)

NDRF officials carry a patient to the ambulance for treatment. (Image: NDRF)
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NDRF officials carry a patient to the ambulance for treatment. (Image: NDRF)

A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried to an ambulance in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)
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A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried to an ambulance in Vishakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020. (Image: AP)

Senior citizens in the area, already at risk due to COVID-19, have been exposed to more challenges after the leak. CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has moved to Vizag to monitor the situation. (Image: NDRF)
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Senior citizens in the area, already at risk due to COVID-19, have been exposed to more challenges after the leak. CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has moved to Vizag to monitor the situation. (Image: NDRF)

First Published on May 7, 2020 12:48 pm
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