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CM Jagan Reddy announces 1 Cr to the family of deceased in Vizag Gas Tragedy

Andhra Pradesh CM meets Vizag gas leak injured. (Source: CMO AP)

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Visakhapatnam : Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh , YS Jagan Mohan Reddy , on Thursday, announced Rs. 1 Cr each as relief to the family of people who lost their lives in Vizag Gas leakage tragedy. Also cash assistance of Rs. 10 lakh for patients on ventilator and Rs.1 lakh each for people who undergoing treatment in hospital. People who were mildly affected will get Rs 25,000 each while the other residents of the affected villages will be paid Rs 10,000 each.

Jagan Mohan Reddy made the announcement after calling on the affected people undergoing treatment at King George Hospital (KGH).

He said 340 people affected by the gas leak were shifted to hospitals. He put the death toll at nine.

The Chief Minister said a committee will be constituted to probe into the incident and action would be taken based on its report, adding why there was no alarm after the gas leakage would be known after thorough investigations.

Terming it unfortunate that this disaster happened at the plant of a reputed company like LG, he also said that if necessary, the plant will be shifted to some other location.

The chief minister appreciated the district administration for its quick response to launch rescue and relief operations.

As many as 12,000 people in five villages were affected by the Vizag gas leak

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