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Fire brigade officials informed that overheating of chemicals – such as benzene and sulphuric acid – stored at a factory in Badlapur MIDC released fumes into the air.(iStock)

'All we could see was smog': Panic after fumes emit from Badlapur firm

By Anamika Gharat, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Sai Kiran, one of the residents of the area, said, “We could not even see the building next to ours. All we could see was smog."
A nearby nursing home was evacuated although no injuries have been reported among the residents.(AFP )
A nearby nursing home was evacuated although no injuries have been reported among the residents.(AFP )

Madrid blast: Mayor says 2 people dead, explosion apparently linked to gas leak

AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:52 PM IST
José Luis Martínez Almeida, who visited the site of the blast, told the local Telemadrid news channel that he couldn’t confirm how many people had been injured.
Though there were reports of several other workers being affected by the gas leak, the steel plant spokesperson said only four workers were present at the accident site. (Photo: Sourced)
Though there were reports of several other workers being affected by the gas leak, the steel plant spokesperson said only four workers were present at the accident site. (Photo: Sourced)

4 dead after gas leak at Rourkela steel plant

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Dipak Chattaraj, CEO of the RSP, has assured all help to the families of the deceased workers. A high-level probe has been ordered into the incident.
Palaniswami also appealed to the people to take care and exercise caution while using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders in their households.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
Palaniswami also appealed to the people to take care and exercise caution while using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders in their households.(HT Photo (Representative Image))

LPG cylinder explodes in Tamil Nadu; three killed, four injured

Tiruvannamalai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 03:30 PM IST
The injured had been hospitalised and investigations were on with a case registered over the incident, suspected to have been triggered by a gas leak at a house in nearby Arani, a police official said.
Chittoor district collector Narayana Bharat Gupta, superintendent of police Senthil Kumar rushed to the factory to supervise rescue operations. (HT Photo)
Chittoor district collector Narayana Bharat Gupta, superintendent of police Senthil Kumar rushed to the factory to supervise rescue operations. (HT Photo)

20 in hospital after ammonia gas leak in Andhra Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 09:51 AM IST
The situation has been brought under control and all those who had fallen sick were shifted to Chittoor government hospital.
A rescue worker receives oxygen in an ambulance after he was overcome by smoke from the explosion of Sina Athar Clinic in Tehran, Iran, early Wednesday, July 1, 2020.(AP File Photo)
A rescue worker receives oxygen in an ambulance after he was overcome by smoke from the explosion of Sina Athar Clinic in Tehran, Iran, early Wednesday, July 1, 2020.(AP File Photo)

Explosion from gas leak at clinic in Iran’s Tehran kills 19

Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 07:07 AM IST
Video posted online appeared to show more than one explosion and thick black smoke rising from the flames.
Mumbai Fire Brigade is yet to identify the source of the foul smell(HT Photo)
Mumbai Fire Brigade is yet to identify the source of the foul smell(HT Photo)

Source of foul smell remains unidentified: Mumbai Fire Brigade

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 11:51 AM IST
BMC had received complaints of a foul pungent odour on Saturday, giving rise to suspicions of a gas leak.
Mumbai’s chief fire officer PS Rahangdale said there was a smell in Andheri area, according to ANI.(Representational image)
Mumbai’s chief fire officer PS Rahangdale said there was a smell in Andheri area, according to ANI.(Representational image)

After complaints of foul smell, Mumbai fire department says no gas leakage

By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 11:29 AM IST
Residents of Chembur, Ghatkopar, Powai and Vikhroli areas had complained of a suspected gas leak on Saturday night. However, Mumbai’s Mumbai’s chief fire officer said there was a smell in Andheri area.
The BMC’s disaster management department had got around 37 complaints from over 15 locations, followed by over 50 complaints by MFB and few complaints by the Mumbai Police.(HT Photo)
The BMC’s disaster management department had got around 37 complaints from over 15 locations, followed by over 50 complaints by MFB and few complaints by the Mumbai Police.(HT Photo)

BMC receives complaints of gas leak from multiple locations, asks residents not to panic

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul Thakkar
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 08:22 AM IST
Earlier, a similar gas leak complaints were filed by citizens in September 2019, however, the source of gas leak was detected.
The Vizag case has brought back into limelight the gross inadequacies in the country’s legislative and regulatory framework that deals with compensation for industrial disasters(PTI)
The Vizag case has brought back into limelight the gross inadequacies in the country’s legislative and regulatory framework that deals with compensation for industrial disasters(PTI)

Vizag gas leak: India must overhaul its compensatory regime

By Amit Anand Tiwari
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2020 05:13 PM IST
With industrialisation and a growing number of industries using hazardous substances, our legislative framework is no longer in sync with the changing times
11 people were injured in the gas leak incident in Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam last week.(PTI Photo)
11 people were injured in the gas leak incident in Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam last week.(PTI Photo)

Gas leak at Telangana factory, 1 admitted to hospital with breathing issues

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 03:18 PM IST
The Sirpur Papers Mill, where the incident took place on Monday, is located in Asifabad district of Telangana.
Security guards stand outside LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam, on May 7.(Reuters Photo)
Security guards stand outside LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam, on May 7.(Reuters Photo)

After Vizag gas leak, Centre issues guidelines for restarting industries post-coronavirus lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 10:12 AM IST
The MHA order also said that state governments should be prepared to implement a disaster management plan for major accidental hazard units.
Security guards stand outside LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam.(REUTERS)
Security guards stand outside LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam.(REUTERS)

Vizag gas leak: LG Polymers apologises, says normalcy at plant restored

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 05:52 PM IST
The company, in a detailed statement, said it will work with the authorities to investigate the cause of the incident and ensure that such an incident is never repeated.
Smoke rises from LG Polymers plant, the site of a chemical gas leakage, in Vishakhapatnam on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Smoke rises from LG Polymers plant, the site of a chemical gas leakage, in Vishakhapatnam on Thursday.(AP Photo)

LG Polymers told to pay Rs 50 crore interim relief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 07:56 AM IST
The NGT bench took suo moto cognizance of the Styrene gas leak in Vishakhapatnam, which happened on Thursday and killed 12 people.
The Centre for Science and Environment said that the leak in the Vizag plant seems to have happened because of the haste to restart it without carrying out proper maintenance work(PTI)
The Centre for Science and Environment said that the leak in the Vizag plant seems to have happened because of the haste to restart it without carrying out proper maintenance work(PTI)

Vizag is a wake-up call to ensure industrial safety | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 10:02 PM IST
Vizag is a wake-up call. Institute regulatory compliance
On Friday, 11 new Covid-19 positive cases were recorded in Visakhapatnam, taking the total count to 57 along with one death.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
On Friday, 11 new Covid-19 positive cases were recorded in Visakhapatnam, taking the total count to 57 along with one death.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Andhra: Covid-19 claims 41 lives, 54 new cases reported in 24 hours

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 06:17 PM IST
An official bulletin released by the state health department on Friday said out of the three fresh deaths, two and one were reported from Kurnool and Visakhapatnam districts, respectively.
Earlier on Thursday, gas leak at a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam claimed 11 lives.(ANI)
Earlier on Thursday, gas leak at a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam claimed 11 lives.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times- ‘Evacuation precautionary’: Vizag police dismiss report of second gas leak and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 09:20 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Vapour billows out from LG Polymers industry after a major chemical gas leak in RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)
Vapour billows out from LG Polymers industry after a major chemical gas leak in RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)

Govt asks factories to exercise caution after gas leak at Visakhapatnam plant

Neyveli | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 06:06 AM IST
The announcements from the government came on a day when three separate accidents killed 11 and left several injured in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh.
Earlier on Thursday, gas leak at a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam claimed 11 lives.(ANI Photo)
Earlier on Thursday, gas leak at a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam claimed 11 lives.(ANI Photo)

‘Evacuation precautionary’: Vizag police dismiss report of second gas leak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 07:35 AM IST
The development comes in the backdrop of styrene gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in Vishakhapatnam’s RR Venkatapuram village early Thursday that left 11 people dead, 25 critically ill and close to 1,000 were reported sick.
Rescuers evacuate people after a gas leak at a chemical plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Thursday.(AFP Photo)
Rescuers evacuate people after a gas leak at a chemical plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Thursday.(AFP Photo)

11 die in Vizag factory gas leak, hundreds evacuated

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents, Hyderabad/new Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 02:16 AM IST
The incident prompted the Union government to issue an advisory to chemical plants to take extra precautions while restarting their operations from what will be more than a month’s halt due to the nationwide shutdown in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Firefighters stand outside the LG Polymers factory as styrene vapours linger at a distance(PTI Photo)
Firefighters stand outside the LG Polymers factory as styrene vapours linger at a distance(PTI Photo)

Panic as Vizag gas leak leaves villagers gasping for air

Hindustan Times, Visakhapatnam | By HTC and Agencies, Visakhapatnam
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 02:29 AM IST
The incident at the LG Polymers unit, which produces plastic for industrial use, claimed the lives of at least 11 people with more feared to die as 25 people were in a critical condition, officials said
The report submitted by the BMS president of Andhra Pradesh unit Mannava Sravan Kumar said it was the villagers who alerted authorities about the leakages.(PTI)
The report submitted by the BMS president of Andhra Pradesh unit Mannava Sravan Kumar said it was the villagers who alerted authorities about the leakages.(PTI)

‘No precautionary measure, no emergency alarm’: BMS submits report on Vizag gas leak to NGT

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 11:10 PM IST
The report states that neither did the company take any precautionary measures, nor did it use the emergency alarm immediately after the incident to alert people.
The SP further said that owner had not informed anyone about the incident.(Getty Image (Representational Picture))
The SP further said that owner had not informed anyone about the incident.(Getty Image (Representational Picture))

Seven workers fall ill after gas leak in Chhattisgarh’s paper mill

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Police said that the mill had remained shut ever since the Covid-19 lockdown was enforced and the cleaning work was underway to resume operations.
Chandrababu Naidu wrote a letter to Union minister Piyush Goyal demanding thorough probe into the gas leak incident in Andhra Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Chandrababu Naidu wrote a letter to Union minister Piyush Goyal demanding thorough probe into the gas leak incident in Andhra Pradesh.(HT Photo)

‘Close plant, conduct thorough probe’: Chandrababu Naidu writes to Centre on Vizag gas leak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 04:09 PM IST
The former Andhra Pradesh chief minister also demanded necessary equipment to estimate the exact size of the area affected by the gas leak.
Emergency services rushed more than 300 people to hospital and evacuated hundreds more from areas near the chemical plant in RR Venkatapuram village near Visakhapatnam onThursday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Emergency services rushed more than 300 people to hospital and evacuated hundreds more from areas near the chemical plant in RR Venkatapuram village near Visakhapatnam onThursday.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Shocked and saddened’: South Korean envoy on gas leak at Andhra chemical plant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 03:55 PM IST
At least 11 people died and hundreds more were taken ill after a gas leak at the LG Polymers chemical plant in RR Venkatapuram village at Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. South Korea’s LG Chem, which owns the plant, said the leak had been brought under control.
Visakhapatnam: An affected woman being taken for treatment at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village on May 7, 2020.(PTI)
Visakhapatnam: An affected woman being taken for treatment at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village on May 7, 2020.(PTI)

11 die, 300 hospitalised in Vizag after styrene gas leaks from polymer factory

Hindustan Times, Visakhapatnam | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 08:18 PM IST
In the villages closest to the LG plant located on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam city, visuals on social media early this morning showed people lying motionless on the streets, at least two had fallen into the drains.
A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam, India, Thursday, May 7, 2020.(AP photo)
A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam, India, Thursday, May 7, 2020.(AP photo)

11 dead, over 1,000 fall sick after gas leak at Andhra Pradesh chemical plant

Hindustan Times, Visakhapatnam | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The incident happened at around 3 am at LG Polymers Ltd at Gopalapatnam, when people in the nearby colonies were fast asleep.
Seven people, including three children, have died in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district due to the leakage of poisonous gas on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Seven people, including three children, have died in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district due to the leakage of poisonous gas on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

7, including 3 kids, die after gas leak in UP’s Sitapur

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Preliminary probe suggested the gas leaked from the pipeline in the chemical factory and those sleeping inside the carpet factory adjacent to it died after the leak.
Hospital staff observe as the bodies of eight Indian tourists who died due to suspected suffocation are carried inside an ambulance while being taken for postmortem in Kathmandu, Nepal January 21, 2020.(Reuters)
Hospital staff observe as the bodies of eight Indian tourists who died due to suspected suffocation are carried inside an ambulance while being taken for postmortem in Kathmandu, Nepal January 21, 2020.(Reuters)

8 Indians in Nepal resort left gas heater on to stay warm, found dead

Kathmandu | By HT Correspondent & Agencies
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 06:11 PM IST
The Indian nationals were airlifted to HAMS hospital in Kathmandu where they were pronounced dead on arrival, Superintendent of Police Sushil Singh Rathaur said.
Six employees fell ill after inhaling toxic gas leaked in the Bhilai plant of the Steel Authority of India Ltd in Durg district of Chhattisgarh. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Six employees fell ill after inhaling toxic gas leaked in the Bhilai plant of the Steel Authority of India Ltd in Durg district of Chhattisgarh. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Six fall ill after toxic gas leak in Chhattisgarh’s Bhilai steel plant

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2020 04:14 PM IST
All the six persons were rushed to the Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) Hospital & Research Centre Bhilai and their condition is said to be out of danger.
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