VISAKHAPATNAM: Two elderly people and a seven-year-old girl were among the five who died after a  gas leak at LG polymers in Gopalapatnam near Visakhapatnam in the wee hours on Thursday, according to official sources.

The leak also created panic in Venkatapuram and five other villages in Gopalapatnam.

Panic-stricken people initially ran out of their homes towards Meghadrigedda. Fifteen persons, who fell ill following the incident, were shifted to King George Hospital (KGH).

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