Breaking News May 7 LIVE Updates: Rescue operations underway at LG Polymers, Visakhapatnam amid gas leakage
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Breaking News Today, 7 May 2020: In a major chemical gas leakage reported at LG Polymers in RR Venkatapuram in Visakhapatnam district in the wee hours on Thursday, as many as three dead and more than 200 injured. The officials have been carrying out the rescue operations. On the other hand, the authorities have evacuated the people residing in the surrounding areas within a 3 km radius. It is learnt that the situation is said to be in control as of now. The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered the officials for emergency rescue operations and is likely to visit Visakhapatnam to inquire about the situation and console the injured families
While in Telangana, there has been no major news, which is running smoothly except the social distancing being forgotten amid the opening of liquor sales. Moreover, the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has urged the officials for a complete lockdown of Hyderabad and said that no people should enter or exit the city.
Coming to the weather report, the IMD officials have denied the speculations over the Amphan cyclone. However, they asserted there could be rains in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh due to continuous surface trough surrounding Telangana Rayalaseema and South Tamil Nadu.
- 7 May 2020 5:58 PM GMT
Rehabilitation centers opened by GVMC officials for the victims of LG Polymers Gas Leakage accident.
- 7 May 2020 5:55 PM GMT
Police release names of the deceased
The deceased have been identified as Appala Narasamma (45), Kundana Sreya (6), A Chandramouli (19), Ch Ganga Raju (48), B Narayanamma (35), N Greeshma (9), Meka Krishna Murthy (72), P Varalakshmi (38), N Nani (40), P Sanakara Rao (40) and V Nookaraju (60) of RR Venkatapuram village.
- 7 May 2020 3:44 PM GMT
Styrene monomer is normally in a liquid state and is safe below a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. But, because of the malfunctioning of the refrigeration unit, the chemical started gasifying: Visakhapatnam district collector V Vinay Chand
- 7 May 2020 3:43 PM GMT
With several industrial accidents in recent past highlighting gaps, the government is in the last leg of finalising the amendment to chemical accident rules to minimise disasters such as the one that happened at Visakhapatnam polymer factory on Thursday, killing at least 11 and hospitalising hundreds. (PTI)
- 7 May 2020 3:43 PM GMT
After Vizag gas leak, Centre asks chemical manufacturers to exercise caution while reopening plants
- 7 May 2020 1:20 PM GMT
The Indian Navy has reached out to the Visakhapatnam administration to help the people affected by the Styrene gas leakage in the district, reports ANI
- 7 May 2020 12:55 PM GMT
JEE Advanced Exam will be conducted on August 23: Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union HRD Minister
- 7 May 2020 12:06 PM GMT
Chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has directed the Arogyasri trust to cover all the medical bills of the Vizag gas leak patients including those admitted to private hospitals under Arogyasri scheme.
- 7 May 2020 11:29 AM GMT
- 7 May 2020 10:51 AM GMT
Mohammad Kaif condoles Vizag Gas Leakage deaths
I’ve spent 2 Ranji Trophy seasons in #Visakhapatnam, it’s a city that’s very close to me. The visuals that I see today are very disturbing!— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 7, 2020
My thoughts & prayers are with everyone affected and my deepest condolences with the bereaved families. May this subside soon#VizagGasLeak