Friday, May 08, 2020

Vizag Gas Leak: Air India Special Cargo Flight With PTBC Chemical Reaches Vishakhapatnam

The Ministry of Home Affairs had arranged 500 kgs of the PTBC chemical to neutralise the effect of Styrene Monomer. The PTBC chemical has been arranged by a firm in Gujarat's Vapi and was carried to Vizag by the NDRF team from Pune. The PTBC chemical is expected to prevent any further damage by the leak of styrene gas.

Shortly after the tragic incident took place in Vishakhapatnam, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy had requested Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani to provide the PTBC chemical to contain the impact of the styrene gas leak which had leaked in the LG Polymer’s gas plant, located in RR Venkatpuram village, early on Thursday morning.
As many as 11 people have been killed in a gas leak which occurred in the early hours of Thursday between 3 am and 4 am in Vishakhapatnam.

Around 3000 people have reportedly been evacuated by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams from Imhachalam, Gopalapatnam, Vepagunta. Around 2,000 mt tonnes of chemical gas Styrene was leaked, according to sources. A total of 1000 people who have come in direct contact with the gas are being treated in hospitals currently.
08/05/20 Gloria Methri/Repiblic
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