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Watch: Locals protest, demand plant relocation after Vizag gas leak


Visakhapatnam, May 09: Days after styrene gas leak from the LG Polymers Private Limited in Vizag that claimed 11 lives and caused 800 others to be hospitalised, locals staged a protest at the factory.

Protesters demand the relocation of the chemical plant from the area and arrest of officials who are responsible for the incident.

Watch: Locals protest, demand plant relocation after Vizag gas leak

Visuals shared by ANI on Twitter show people protesting at the concerned chemical plant in R R Venkatapuram in Visakhapatnam and confronted physically by the police.

The fatal incident occurred at around 3 am on Thursday and the impact of the gas was felt for up to 5 kilometres from the plant.

Vizag gas leak: AP CM announces Rs 1 crore compensation to kin of deceased

Authorities have confirmed that the gas leak took place because of a temperature difference between the top and bottom of a tank that was not maintained because of the nationawide lockdown.

The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed LG Polymers to deposit an initial amount of Rs 50 crore.

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