LG Polymers apologises, says working day and night to help victims

LG Polymers apologises, says working day and night to help victims

LG Chem subsidiary LG Polymers has apologized for Thursday's deadly gas leak at its chemical plant near Visakhapatnam, in which 12 people were killed.

"We assure you that we are doing our best to extend all the possible support to ensure people and their families who have been affected by this incident are taken care of," the company said in a statement.

"Our teams are working day and night with the government to assess the impact of the damage caused and create concrete measures to deliver an effective care package that can be implemented immediately."

A police complaint filed against the firm in the wake of the gas leak cites several counts of negligence and culpable homicide, according to Reuters.

LG Polymers said it had set up a special task force to assist victims and families of the bereaved.

"We will also actively develop and promote mid-to-long term support programs that can contribute to the local communities," it said.