S.Korea’s LG Chem sends delegation to India to probe deadly gas leak

Updated on May 13, 2020 05:48 AM IST

An eight-member delegation will meet the affected residents and government officials.

Smokes rise from an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam.(ANI)
Smokes rise from an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam.(ANI)
Seoul | ByReuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

South Korea’s LG Chem said on Wednesday that it had sent a delegation to India to investigate the cause of a toxic gas leak at its chemical plant there that killed 11 people and forced 800 into hospital for treatment from poisoning.

LG Chem said the eight-member delegation, led by its petrochemicals business head, will brief support measures to affected residents and meet with India government officials.

The accident occurred some 14 km (9 miles) inland from the east coast city of Visakhapatnam, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, at a plant operated by LG Polymers, a unit of South Korea’s biggest petrochemical maker, LG Chem.

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