Vizag gas leak reminds of Bhopal tragedy: Yechury

Vizag gas leak reminds of Bhopal tragedy: Yechury

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New Delhi, May 7 : CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, on Thursday, demanded a thorough investigation into the Visakhapatnam gas leak incident calling it a reminder of the horrific Bhopal gas leak tragedy. The CPI(M) leader also demanded proper compensation to the affected person and added, “responsibility must be fixed”. “This Vizag industrial accident rings alarm bells reminding us of the horrific Bhopal Gas leak tragedy. Deepest condolences.

We demand a thorough investigation and proper compensation to those affected. Responsibility must be fixed”, Mr Yechury tweeted. The incident took place early in the morning in which at least eight lives were lost and over 800 people hospitalised after gas leaked from LG Polymers chemical plant in Visakhapatnam. Earlier, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi also expressed shock over the incident. “I’m shocked to hear about Visakhapatnam gas leak.

I urge our Congress workers and leaders in the area to provide all necessary support and assistance to those affected. My condolences to the families of those who have perished. I pray that those hospitalised make a speedy recovery,” he tweeted. (UNI)