May 7, 2020 / 7:59 PM / a month ago

LG Chem plant in India starts leaking toxic gas again, prompting evacuation

CHENNAI, May 8 (Reuters) - Toxic gas began leaking again from a factory owned by LG Chem in southern India’s Visakhapatnam early on Friday, an official said, triggering a wider evacuation after at least 11 people were killed following a leak from the site in the wee hours of Thursday.

“The situation is tense,” district fire officer N. Surendra Anand told Reuters, adding people in a 5-kilometer radius of the factory were being moved out.

Hours earlier, authorities had said that the situation was under control at the plant on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, where a leak early on Thursday sickened hundreds of people.

The factory is operated by LG Polymers, a unit of South Korea’s biggest petrochemical maker LG Chem Ltd. (Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan Editing by Euan Rocha )

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