- 12 people died due to gas leaking from LG Polymers in Visakhapatnam
- CM GM Reddy said- Ministers have been instructed to spend the night in the village
Visakhapatnam. Four ministers of Andhra Pradesh government will spend the night in five villages of Visakhapatnam which were affected in the gas leak accident. The reason for doing this is to assure the villagers that the villages are safe now. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the ministers to spend Monday night in the villages. In-charge Agriculture Minister K Kannababu of Visakhapatnam district said that he would spend the night with the officials and help normalize the system.
Last Thursday, 12 people died due to gas leaking from LG Polymers in Venkatapuram village of Visakhapatnam. After this, five surrounding villages were evacuated here.
Villagers were allowed to return from Monday
Now people are not sure whether it is safe to return home or not, so the ministers have taken this step to win the trust of the villagers. Agriculture Minister K.K. Kannababu said that the problem has been completely rectified. Villagers have been allowed to return from Monday.
Meanwhile, the CMO (Chief Medical Officer) has said that 13,000 tonnes of styrene gas is being sent back to South Korea. The Civic staff has sanitized the entire area. Local people are made aware of the security measures.
Compensation of 1-1 crore rupees to the families of 8 deceased
Kannababu on Monday paid compensation of Rs 1 crore each to the families of eight of the 12 people killed in the tragedy along with three ministers. The survivors will also be compensated soon. Those hospitalized who have suffered severe damage, they get Rs 10 lakh. Less serious people get one lakh Will be compensated The government will bear the expenses of the hospital. With this, a family living in villages around the factory will be given Rs 10,000.
Chandrababu Naidu accused
Urban Development Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said that during the Chandrababu Naidu Chief Minister’s term in 2017, the TDP government had cleared the expansion of LG polymers, even though he knew that people live in the area. Subsequently in 2018, Naidu again allowed the company to expand. He said that the plant was closed for 40 days, during which a chemical reaction took place in the tank. He said that all the public space has been sanitized. Villagers will also be given sanitization.