'Visuals which are coming out from Vizag are very disturbing'
'Heartbreaking to see the visuals of #VizagGasLeak'
Sportspeople across the country offered condolences to the families affected in the Visakhapatnam gas leak tragedy on Thursday.
Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan said he was shocked to hear about the tragic news of gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam. Dhawan tweeted, "Shocked to hear about the #VizagGasLeak, I feel bad for all who lost their life. My heartfelt condolences to their family and loved ones. Let's all pray for the well-being in Visakhapatnam."
Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter and wrote: "My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the #VizagGasLeak. Praying for everyone affected and recovering in the hospital."
Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif who said that he spent two Ranji Trophy seasons in Vishakapatnam and the city is very close to him tweeted, “I've spent 2 Ranji Trophy seasons in #Visakhapatnam, it's a city that's very close to me. The visuals that I see today are very disturbing! My thoughts & prayers are with everyone affected and my deepest condolences with the bereaved families. May this subside soon #VizagGasLeak".
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant also said that the visuals coming out of Vizag are disturbing and he wished for the speedy recovery of everyone affected. "Visuals which are coming out from Vizag are very disturbing. My deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishing a speedy recovery to those who are hospitalised #VizagGasLeak," Pant tweeted.
Ace shuttler PV Sindhu also took to social media to express his sorrow over the incident that broke her heart. "Heart breaking to see the visuals of #VizagGasLeak. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Vizag," Sindhu tweeted.
Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth also tweeted about the incident which has left ten people dead, saying it is disturbing to hear about the mishap.
"Disturbing to hear about the #VizagGasLeak. Hope affected people recover soon and my condolences to the families who lost their loved ones. Stay safe Vizag!" Kidambi Srikanth tweeted.
Another ace shuttler Saina Nehwal termed the incident as 'very painful disaster'. "Very painful disaster...leading to loss of human life due to Gas leakage in Vizag. Pray to almighty. God to give courage to the affected families. #VizagGasLeak," Nehwal tweeted.
A chemical gas leakage had occurred at the LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam, according to Tirupathi Rao, District Medical & Health Officer (DMHO).
As many as 11 people, including children, were killed in the early morning gas leak, that raised fears of a serious industrial disaster.
Earlier, SN Pradhan, Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had said that close to 1000-1500 people had been evacuated, and out of these, more than 800 were taken to hospital.