While ANI maintains that 8 people have been killed due to the incident, as told by Andhra Pradesh DGP Damodar Goutam Sawang. Just two days ago, at least one worker died and three others were admitted to hospital after Ammonia gas leak incident at SPY Agro Industries in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Printable version | Nov 25, 2020 6:14:43 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/centre-allows-airlifting-of-special-chemical-to-check-further-damage-at-gas-leak-factory/article31527578.ece, NPR update and first phase of Census-House listing & Housing Census were to be conducted simultaneously from April-September, OshoCorp Global’s project cost is over ₹2300 crore, with potential for future domestic and export orders. Hundred to 120 people have been shifted to the hospital. Pungent air, deaths and chaos — Visakhapatnam gas leak in pictures. 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We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. The Andhra Pradesh government requested Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani to facilitate airlifting of the chemical from Vapi to be sent there as soon as possible," said Ashwani Kumar, secretary in the Gujarat chief minister's office. Stringent action will be taken on them post inquiry.". "We are also mobilising specialised technical support to assist the medical practitioners in the area who may not have dealt with this kind of emergency," Member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Kamal Kishore told. RK Meena, CP Visakhapatnam City told ANI that the gas leak has been neutralised. The emissions are still continuing to happen. He said, 'The incident happened at around 2:30 am. 100-120 ppl have been shifted to hospital. Those who could speak narrated what had happened. He furhter said that ass things stand, the toll is 9 and there are some people who are critical but most people have been given first aid and they are generally fine. All expenses related to the Vizag gas leak will be borne by the Andhra Pradesh government, 15,000 people in and around the plant will be given Rs 10,000 financial help, said chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy. The commissioner of the Visakhapatnam city corporation said styrene leaked from the plant during the early hours of the morning when families in the surrounding villages were asleep. They both were present at the leakage site. We are doing everything possible.” Residents complained that the gas leakage caused a burning sensation in the eyes extreme difficulty in breathing. People in the Gopalapatnam area, where the chemical plant is located, complained of irritation in eyes, breathlessness, nausea, and rashes on … Seven people including a child reportedly died after toxic gas leaked from a chemical plant reports News18. and NDTV. More than 200 people were stranded in their homes. “Spoke to officials of MHA and NDMA regarding the situation in Visakhapatnam, which is being monitored closely. "We need to monitor the situation for the next 48 hours to see if we are in safe zone. The inquiry will look into it. Right now there is no leak as it has been contained. 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Meanwhile Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the light of the Vizag gas leak, has called for a meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority at 11 am on Thursday.