A boiler explosion has been reported at Neyveli Lignite Corporation in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore. Around seven people have been injured in the boiler explosion. Top authorities of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation or NLC are rushing to the site of the accident.
First, there was a major gas leakage at the LG Polymers chemical plant in Visakhapatnam has left 11 people dead, including a child.
Second, in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, seven workers fell ill after inhaling some poisonous gas at a paper mill, police confirmed today. The incident occurred at Shakti Paper Mill in Tetla village, when the victims were cleaning an open tank, Raigarh superintendent of police Santosh Singh stated.
This is the third industrial accident in a day that has been reported in Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu Police and fire services are monitoring the developments, according to reports.
All you need to know about the Vizag gas leak
When India went into a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, two 5,000 tonne tanks were left unattended since March 24, which led to a polymer reaction, and the heat was produced inside the tanks, which caused the toxic gas leakage.
The tragedy occurred when the chemical plant was reopened after the lockdown curbs were eased a few days back. State Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy told reporters that it appeared negligence during the re-opening of the LG Polymers chemical plant led to the leakage of deadly styrene gas.
An initial investigation revealed a gas valve malfunction led to the valve bursting and causing the massive gas leak that has left around 10 dead.