Residents of people belonging to RR Venkatapuram and adjoining villages on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam gathered at the LG Polymers Ltd, demanding immediate closure of the plant from where there was a leakage of poisonous Styrene gas vapour that claimed 12 lives.
During the morning hours as people, returning to their villages after two days of the dangerous gas leak, stormed the plant and tried to barge into the premises of the industry raising slogans demanding that it be shut immediately and should be shifted elsewhere.
Around the same time when these protests were going on, ambulances carrying the bodies of some of the victims of this gas leak were passing by. The angry residents stopped them and kept the bodies on the road in front of the company gate to stage a dharna demanding the closure of the company immediately.
Police had to lathi charge to control the tensed situation.