The year 2020 has shown that anything is possible. If everything going on wasn't enough, Vishakapatnam has suffered a gas leak from a chemical plant that has affected over 5000 people. The tragedy has left the country in shock, as it was not only unexpected but the images that have been circulated from the city show the pain and suffering.
The Vizag gas leak has been creating a stir online, and many have come out to express their regret and solidarity with the victims and the citizens of Vizag. Celebrities too have been writing about the tragedy and expressing concern over the matter.
Celebrities react to Vizag gas leak tragedy
In the early hours of the morning, at 3 AM, Vizag suffered a gas leak from a chemical plant, at LG Polymers. Unbeknownst to the citizens, the gas leak impacts all those in a 3 KM radius. The incident left over 5000 people sick, and 10 dead, including 2 senior citizens and an 8-year-old girl.
Those who have fallen sick complained of breathing difficulties, rashes and sore eyes. Following the leak, visuals made it to the internet of people lying on the roads unconscious. When the matter began to come to the notice of the administration, authorities rushed to take cognisance of the situation.
Many celebrities from Tollywood and Bollywood have been reacting to the events online, expressing their solidarity over the tragedy with the people of Vizag.
Heartwrenching to hear the news of #VizagGasLeak, more so during these challenging times... Heartfelt condolences and strength to the bereaved families in this hour of need. Wishing a speedy recovery to those affected. My prayers for you... Stay safe VIZAG.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) May 7, 2020
Pawan Kalyan wrote: "8 people killed ... It is heartbreaking to see hundreds of people getting sick. I extend my deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased on my behalf and on behalf of Janasena. I wish those who were ill would have a quick recovery. The government should provide them with better medical care."
8 మంది మృతి చెందటం... వందల మంది తీవ్ర అస్వస్థతకు లోనవడం హృదయవిదారకం. మృతుల కుటుంబాలకు నా తరఫున, జనసేన తరఫున ప్రగాఢ సానుభూతి తెలియచేస్తున్నాను.— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) May 7, 2020
అస్వస్థతకు గురైనవారు త్వరగా కోలుకోవాలని ఆకాంక్షిస్తున్నాను. వారికి ప్రభుత్వం మెరుగైన వైద్య సదుపాయాలు కల్పించాలి.
It’s really heart breaking to see Vizag which one of the most special places in my life in such a state. I am deeply saddened by this horrific accident. Condolences to families who have lost their lives and hoping for a speedy recovery for the rest .— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) May 7, 2020
Chiranjeevi wrote: "Visakha poisoning caused people to die of sterin and death. My deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased. I pray for all those recovering from illness to recover quickly."
విశాఖ లో విషవాయువు స్టెరిన్ బారినపడి ప్రజలు మరణించటం మనసుని కలచివేసింది. మరణించిన వారి కుటుంబాలకు నా ప్రగాఢ సానుభూతి. అస్వస్థతకు గురైన వారందరు త్వరగా కోలుకోవాలని ప్రార్ధిస్తున్నాను.Request all concerned authorities to take utmost care while opening Industries post lockdown.— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) May 7, 2020
Heart breaking to see the visuals of #VizagGasLeak. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the people who are no more. I hope all necessary measures are taken to make sure the affected people recover at the earliest. My thoughts and prayers with the people of Vizag. ????— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) May 7, 2020
After the virus and now the gas attack, I think the only thing left is aliens attacking???— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) May 7, 2020
Just read about the Vizag gas-leaks and the lives lost and people affected. Heartbreaking. :/— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 7, 2020
Brings Bhopal to mind. I hope this time, the company doesn't get away with it.
Hopefully, Vizag will be out of this tragedy soon and the victims recover.