147 more Vizag gas tragedy victims get Rs1 lakh compensation
17th May 2020 08:02 AM
“Highest compensation was announced by the Chief Minister. As per the directive of the chief minister, entire styrene monomer was transported to South Korea.
VISAKHAPATNAM/SRIKAKULAM: Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao has said a YSR clinic will be set up at Venkatapuram, the most affected village due to the vapour leak at LG Polymers unit in Vizag, which claimed 12 lives and affected many others. He was speaking after distributing cheques of `1 lakh to 147 people, who were undergoing treatment in various private hospitals. The minister termed the gas leakage an “unfortunate incident” and said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy responded instantly and visited King George Hospital to console the victims.
“Highest compensation was announced by the Chief Minister. As per the directive of the chief minister, entire styrene monomer was transported to South Korea. Now medical camps are being conducted in the affected villages,” the minister said and added that people’s health was the main concern of the government. Srinivasa Rao asked people not to worry and the government would take care of them.
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