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Indian Court Orders Seizure of South Korean Multinational LG Polymers Plant

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New Delhi (Sputnik): A gas leak at a South Korean multinational LG Polymers plant in southern Andhra Pradesh on 7 May killed 11 people and made over 500 people sick in the neighbouring villages in Visakhapatnam.

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh on Monday ordered the seizure of the premises of the LG Polymers plant on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam. It also barred company directors from leaving the country without the court’s permission.

A two-member bench of the High Court has barred anyone except those appointed to investigate the matter from entering the plant’s premises. The state government has appointed a committee to probe the gas leakage. 

The court has also sought an explanation from the state government as to how the company had shifted the styrene gas to South Korea when an investigation into the matter was still pending. 

Styrene gas leaked from the plant in R.R. Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam district. Styrene is used for making plastic, pipes, and auto parts, among others. 

“None of the assets, movable or immovable, fixtures and machinery shall be allowed to be shifted without the leave of the court”, the bench ordered. The court also sought to know whether the company had taken permission to restart operations amid the lockdown. The national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is still in force until 31 May.

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South Korean club FC Seoul to be punished for placing SEX DOLLS in the stands — RT Sport News

South Korean football club FC Seoul will face disciplinary sanctions for filling empty seats at the stadium with sex dolls last week. The club could be fined $4,000 and stripped of points for violating K-League regulations.

On Sunday, the club placed about 25 life-size dolls in the stands to produce an effect of a home crowd during coronavirus restrictions which prohibit football fans from attending games.




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Their 1-0 win over Gwangju FC was marred by an avalanche of criticism directed to the club for using sex-related plastic fans.

The plastic supporters were dressed in team’s colors and wearing masks. Some of them were holding supporting banners with the team’s slogans.

However the seemingly innocent idea of putting dolls in the stands turned into a huge scandal after attentive fans who watched the match on TV noticed that one of the banners showed the name of an adult toy manufacturer.

FC Seoul delivered public apologies insisting however, that a supplier assured them to deliver mannequins, not sex dolls.




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We apologize deeply to all those concerned about the unfortunate situation that occurred,” the club said. “We will review our internal procedures to ensure this does not happen again.”

The club will be penalized for using unusual cheerleaders as K-League regulations strictly prohibit inappropriate and sex advertisements.

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#VizagGasLeak: India’s Green Tribunal Asks S Korean LG Polymers to Deposit $6.6 Million For Damage

New Delhi (Sputnik): As many as 12 people lost their lives and 300 were hospitalised due to the leakage of hazardous styrene gas from a polymers factory in India’s Andhra Pradesh. A rescue operation and evacuation were carried out in areas in close proximity to the factory.

India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed the Indian arm of the South Korean firm LG Polymers to deposit an initial amount of $6.6 million as damage compensation for the #VizagGasLeakage incident in Vizag city in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

​The order stated that the amount is being fixed, taking into account the financial value of the company and the extent of the damage caused.

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday took suo motu cognisance of the accident, which killed 12 people and left nearly 300 hospitalised due to styrene gas leakage from a polymer plant.

Notices have also been issued to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to file their responses.

A report has also been sought from the five-member fact-finding committee that may soon visit the site of the incident for inspection and to conduct an inquiry into the causes, state the extent of the damage, and suggest precautionary measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

The leakage of the hazardous gas, styrene, occurred on Thursday from a chemical factory owned by the South Korean company LG Polymers India Pvt.

Soon after the incident, videos of people falling unconscious on roads due to the exposure to the hazardous gas started surfacing on social media. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was called in to carry out rescue operations and an evacuation.

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Ex-State Chief Seeks Action From Indian Commerce Ministry Against S Korean Firm Over Deadly Gas Leak

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New Delhi (Sputnik): As many as 10 people have died and thousands directly exposed to styrene gas due to their close proximity to a major gas leak at an LG Polymers Pvt Ltd plant in Visakhapatnam.

The leader of the opposition and former state chief of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu, has written to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry seeking action against the South Korean firm LG Polymers, from where a gas leak was reported on Thursday.

​In a letter addressed to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Naidu wrote: “It is also essential to immediately close down the LG Polymers Unit and initiate a thorough inquiry about the gas leakage”.

Meanwhile, South Korean Ambassador Shin Bong-kil has said he is “shocked and saddened” by the gas leak.

“This was a highly unfortunate incident and our deepest condolences go out to those affected by this tragic event. We pray for the speedy recovery of those who have been taken ill”, he said.

​The styrene gas leak, which took place 20 km from Vishakhapatnam in the village of RR Venkatapuram at around 3:30 a.m. IST on Thursday, killed at least 10 people and affected thousands within a 5.5 km radius of the plant, as per the authorities.

​Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the national crisis management committee to take stock of the situation in the morning. Teams from the National Defence Response Force and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) are in action and they have already evacuated around 200-250 families in the area.

People with any symptoms such as throat irritation, breathing difficulty, or respiratory distress are being taken to the hospital and being provided with first-aid, officials have said, adding that around 20-25 people are in critical condition.

NDMA officials have said that the flammability of the gas has been reduced but they are still maintaining the check and will keep the plant under observation as long as situation is not completely under control.

The reason for the leak is still a matter of investigation at the plant, which was scheduled to reopen on Thursday after being closed for 40 days due to the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Officials from the All India Institute of Medical Science have stated that the gas doesn’t have a lasting impact but those in close proximity to the plant have suffered severe exposure.

While there is no specific treatment for patients, officials have stated that they are providing supportive treatment related to respiratory problems.



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South Korean intelligence says ‘no signs’ Kim Jong-un had heart surgery — RT World News

Seoul’s spy agency has joined other state officials in dispelling rumors around North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un’s health, insisting there is no reason to believe he underwent a heart operation as speculation refuses to die down.

“Evidence for Kim Jong-un’s health abnormality is absent,” the National Intelligence Service said on Wednesday morning, according to Yonhap News, adding that it had seen “no signs of heart surgery.”

The rebuttal comes after three weeks of conjecture about the North Korean leader, who was rumored to be in grave condition after undergoing surgery, while other reports suggested he might be in a “vegetative state,” infected with Covid-19, or even dead. Though South Korea’s presidential Blue House had previously cast doubt on the claims, suggesting it had seen nothing out of the ordinary in terms of Kim’s health or activities, the leader’s reappearance in the public eye last week put some of the more extreme rumors to rest.




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Despite the clear evidence that Kim was neither dead or severely ill, however, the media speculation mill continued to churn out reports stating he may have still undergone some form of surgery – some pointing to a “mysterious mark” on the leader’s arm, said to be a needle puncture. But Seoul apparently isn’t buying that version of the story either, with South Korean officials again throwing cold water on the gossip.

The Intelligence Service did note that Kim has appeared in public only 17 times so far in 2020, far fewer than the 50 or so appearances in previous years, but concluded the leader is most likely staying focused on domestic affairs, as well as the impact of Covid-19, though Pyongyang claims it hasn’t confirmed a single case of the virus within its borders.




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