#PrayForVizag: Twitter Trends

On social media, there is an unprecedented outpouring of sympathy and supportive messages for families who have lost their loved ones in Vizag Gas Leakage. A Hashtag #PrayForVizag is used by Netizens to share their condolence on twitter.

Updated: May 07, 2020 17:53 IST

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Hari Aditya

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Prayers for Vizag

On Thursday morning, a chemical leak from a polymer factory in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam took 11 people's lives and hospitalized over 800. The incident that reminded Indians of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy saw hundreds of unconscious citizens lying on sidewalks and ditches, causing concerns of yet another global catastrophe. At King George Hospital in Vishakapatnam, panic-stricken residents felt terrified to breathe after the leak.

Municipal Commissioner Srijana Gummalla claims hundreds of people who inhaled the gas either fell asleep or had respiratory difficulties. Fortunately, the gas leak has been neutralized and the situation is now under control.

The devastating news has come as a massive surprise to many who are still worried and panic-stricken because of the coronavirus pandemic There is a large outpouring of sympathy and help messages for families who have lost their loved ones.