While the nation continues to battle against the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, a new tragedy hit the headlines today (May 7, 2020). At least 11 people, including a child, lost their lives, after toxic gas leaked from a chemical plant of a company in Visakhapatnam city in Andhra Pradesh.
According to a report in ANI, the gas leak occurred at the LG Polymers Plant at RR Venkatapuram near Naiduthota area between 2.30 am and 3 am, and reportedly spread over a radius of about 3 km, affecting at least five villages. Reportedly, fire engines, police and ambulances reached the area to control the situation. The National Disaster Response Force was also called in.
Meanwhile, many Bollywood celebrities took to their respective Twitter handles to offer their condolences to the families affected in the tragedy.
"Saddened and pained to know of the #Vishakapatnam gas leak...prayers..."
"The tragic news of Visakhapatnam Gas Leak is extremely shocking. My prayers are with everyone of the city. Condolences to the families of the victims. #PrayForVizag."
"Disturbed and Heartbroken #Visakhapatnam #VizagGasTragedy."
"Deeply pained to hear about the Visakhapatnam Gas Leak. I'm praying for the safety and well-being of everyone there. Condolences to the families of the victims."
"My heart goes to all the people affected by thie #VizagGasLeak. I hope measures are taken really soon to get things under control. Speedy recovery to all those who've suffered in this tragic incident. Stay safe everyone."
"Deeply saddened by the death of #VizagGasLeak victims. My heart goes out to their families. My heartfelt condolences. I am praying for the people affected by this tragedy."
"Really sad to know about the precious lives lost in Vizag due to the #VizagGasLeak . Prayers with the families who lost their loved ones n wishing a speedy recovery to the ones who are hospitalised. VIZAG we are with you."
"Deeply pained to hear about the tragic gas leak in Vishakhapatnam. I pray for the well being of all. My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased.#Vishakhapatnam."