In the wake of the committee appointed by India’s top environmental court reported the real shocking reasons behind the LG Polymers gas accident, mysterious deaths of the affected patients raised new concerns. Days after elderly women who was previously exposed to Styrene gas breathed her last, another death in Venkatapuram 92 ward came as a shock to the 5,000 residents who were previously exposed to the carcinogenic gas.
Yalamanchili Kanakaraju who previously took treatment under critical direct exposure to Styrene gas breathed his last after Suraksha hospital discharged him. While the reasons behind the death are yet to be announced by the hospital, Kanakaraju’s family alleged it as the effect of the gas leaked. Speaking over the same, residents of Venkatapuram raising concern over the roll of deaths days after the incident.
This came close on the heels of ICMR’s reports that the toxic gas which showed skin-related problems like rashes and burning of eyes previously, has carcinogenic (cancer-causing) effect on human beings if inhaled in high quantities. Many of the health experts raised concerns over the patients of future threats of falling prey to cancer.