Terrifying images of the gas leak tragedy in Vizag

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At least 11 people, including a six-year-old, were killed and nearly 5,000 fell sick after a chemical gas leaked from a plastic manufacturing unit of LG Polymers in Andhra Pradesh's Gopalapatnam near Visakhapatnam in the early hours of Thursday. Check out these pictures from Visakhapatnam (viewer discretion is advised):

A man carries a fainted young girl (R) to evacuate her following a gas leak incident at an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - Eleven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. Fears that the death toll from the incident on the outskirts of the Visakhapatnam, an industrial port city in Andhra Pradesh state, might rise significantly were not borne out however. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
A man carries a fainted young girl (R) to evacuate her following a gas leak incident at an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - Eleven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. Fears that the death toll from the incident on the outskirts of the Visakhapatnam, an industrial port city in Andhra Pradesh state, might rise significantly were not borne out however. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
Smokes rise from an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - Eleven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. Fears that the death toll from the incident on the outskirts of the Visakhapatnam, an industrial port city in Andhra Pradesh state, might rise significantly were not borne out however. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
Smokes rise from an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - Eleven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. Fears that the death toll from the incident on the outskirts of the Visakhapatnam, an industrial port city in Andhra Pradesh state, might rise significantly were not borne out however. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
Rescuers evacuate people following a gas leak incident at an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
Rescuers evacuate people following a gas leak incident at an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
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Police personnel and people carry a man (C) that has fainted following a gas leak incident to transport him to a hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least seven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. The gas escaped out of tanks at a complex owned by South Korea's LG Chem that had suspended operations because of India's coronavirus lockdown. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
Police personnel and people carry a man (C) that has fainted following a gas leak incident to transport him to a hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least seven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. The gas escaped out of tanks at a complex owned by South Korea's LG Chem that had suspended operations because of India's coronavirus lockdown. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
People gather in front of an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least seven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. The gas escaped out of tanks at a complex owned by South Korea's LG Chem that had suspended operations because of India's coronavirus lockdown. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
People gather in front of an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least seven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. The gas escaped out of tanks at a complex owned by South Korea's LG Chem that had suspended operations because of India's coronavirus lockdown. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Children affected by a gas leak from an LG Polymers plant lay on beds at the King George hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and 1,000 hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, authorities said on May 7, warning the death toll would climb. The gas leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March, according to a local police officer. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Children affected by a gas leak from an LG Polymers plant lay on beds at the King George hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and 1,000 hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, authorities said on May 7, warning the death toll would climb. The gas leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March, according to a local police officer. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Children affected by a gas leak from an LG Polymers plant lay on beds at the King George hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and 1,000 hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, authorities said on May 7, warning the death toll would climb. The gas leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March, according to a local police officer. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Children affected by a gas leak from an LG Polymers plant lay on beds at the King George hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and 1,000 hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, authorities said on May 7, warning the death toll would climb. The gas leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March, according to a local police officer. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Women are evacuated to a hospital in an ambulance following a gas leak incident from an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and 1,000 hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, authorities said on May 7, warning the death toll would climb. The gas leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March, according to a local police officer. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
Women are evacuated to a hospital in an ambulance following a gas leak incident from an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and 1,000 hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, authorities said on May 7, warning the death toll would climb. The gas leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March, according to a local police officer. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / People stand near dead cows laying on the ground following a gas leak incident from an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / People stand near dead cows laying on the ground following a gas leak incident from an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Smokes rise from an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
Smokes rise from an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Staff attend to children affected by a gas leak from an LG Polymers plant at the King George hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
Staff attend to children affected by a gas leak from an LG Polymers plant at the King George hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Staff attend to children affected by a gas leak from an LG Polymers plant at the King George hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
Staff attend to children affected by a gas leak from an LG Polymers plant at the King George hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Policemen stand guard as people gather in front of an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
Policemen stand guard as people gather in front of an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said on May 7. They said that the gas had leaked out of two 5,000-tonne tanks that had been unattended due to India's coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Rescuers evacuate people following a gas leak incident at an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - Eleven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. Fears that the death toll from the incident on the outskirts of the Visakhapatnam, an industrial port city in Andhra Pradesh state, might rise significantly were not borne out however. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
Vizag gas leak
Rescuers evacuate people following a gas leak incident at an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7, 2020. - Eleven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on May 7 that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. Fears that the death toll from the incident on the outskirts of the Visakhapatnam, an industrial port city in Andhra Pradesh state, might rise significantly were not borne out however. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

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