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Gas fumes leak again from styrene tanker at Visakhapatnam LG polymer plant

Vishakhapatnam Police Commissioner RK Meena requested people here to not panic and said the order to evacuate the 2 km radius of the surrounding gas leakage area is just a precautionary measure

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Vapour billows out from LG Polymers industry after a major chemical gas leak, in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam. Photo: PTI
Vapour billows out from LG Polymers industry after a major chemical gas leak, in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam. Photo: PTI

Gas fumes again started leaking from the tanker where the styrene leakage had happened on Thursday.

"Gas fumes leaking again from the tanker where there was Styrene leakage today. Around 50 fire staffers, with Disaster Response Force's (NDRF) support, are carrying out the operation.

We've ordered the evacuation of villages in 2-3 km radius for safe side precautions," said Sandeep Anand, Visakhapatnam District Fire Officer.

He further said that 10 more fire tenders, including 2 foam tenders, are currently present at the spot and ambulances are ready for any emergency.

Vishakhapatnam Police Commissioner RK Meena requested people here to not panic and said the order to evacuate the 2 km radius of the surrounding area is just a precautionary measure. The city police chief also requested people to not believe in the fake news regarding the

First Published: Fri, May 08 2020. 08:55 IST
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