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No second leakage in Vizag: NDRF DG

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New Delhi: There is no second leakage in Visakhapatnam,and the experts on ground are working to ensure complete plugging of the breach, NDRF chief S N Pradhan said on Friday.

Pradhan also asserted that the fumes that were seen coming out was a “technical” issue and there was no need to panic.

“There are some rumours and media reports about a second leakage. I categorically clarify that it is not true,” the NDRF Director General said in a video message.

Earlier, the Union home ministry had also clarified that a “minuscule technical leak” had occurred at the chemical factory in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam but it was controlled and the process of neutralisation was on

On Thursday, astyrene gas leak from LG Polymers inR R Venkatapuram area of Gopalapatnam in Visakhapatnamkilled 11 people, and impacted over 1000 others who inhaled the toxic substance.