GAS LEAK … Chemical gas leak in polymer factory in Visakhapatnam; over 10 reported dead

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VISAKHAPATNAM: Over 10 persons were reported killed in a chemical gas leak at a polymer manufacturing plant here on Thursday morning, initial reports said, adding heavy casualty is unlikely. A child was among the dead, while several persons have been rushed to the hospital from nearby areas. National Disaster Response Agency personnel and fire force rushed to the site to plug the leak and minimize the impact on lives. The mishap occurred around 3am, reports said, adding the casualty figures might escalate. –Agencies, IHN-NN


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