CM Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy announces compensation upto Rs.1 crore for Vizag gas leak victims

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has announced compensation upto Rs.1 crore for the victims of Vizag gas leak incident that happened yesterday. 

Updated: May 08, 2020 15:37 IST

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Andhra Pradesh CM announces compensation for Vizag gas leak victims

Andhra Pradesh state government announced that it will bear the medical costs of those impacted due to Vizag gas leak. 

The gas leak occurred at the LG Polymers Plant located in the outskirts of Visakhapatnam. The leak happened between 2.30 am and 3 am. The poisonous styrene gas spread over a radius of about 3 km, affecting at least five nearby villages. Atleast 11  were dead and more than 1000 people have been hospitalized after a massive gas leak at a chemical plant in southern India.

The Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy announced Rs.1 crore compensation to the families of the dead in a gas leak. Around Rs.10 lakh has been announced for those who are seriously ill. For those who are mildly ill, Rs. 1 lakh has been announced. The initial treatment cost is Rs.25,000. Those in the affected villages will get Rs.10,000. The state government has also announced a complete compensation for dead cattle.

Sources said that all those who have been hospitalized are currently stable. Doctors also said that 86 patients are being treated on ventilators, but many people who were injured have been discharged.

Legal action is being taken against the company. The company has been alleged for not taking proper procedures and guidelines.