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Vizag gas leak: LG Chem sends delegates to probe matter

Visakhapatnam gas leak: LG Chem said the eight-member delegation, led by its petrochemicals business head, will brief support measures to affected residents

twitter-logo Reuters        Last Updated: May 26, 2020  | 16:24 IST
Vizag gas leak: LG Chem sends delegates to probe matter
The gas leak occurred some 14 km (9 miles) inland from the east coast city of Visakhapatnam

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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