New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: India, on Thursday woke up to an adverse disaster, a gas leakage in the city of Vaishakhapatnam that killed 11 people so far with more than 800 being hospitalized.At 2.30 a.m, a gas leak was reported in RR Venkatapuram, near Gopalapatnam, in the LG polymer unit.

The country is horrified as this is the second time that India is witnessing a gas leakage, as similar unfortunate incident happened back on 2nd December 1984, in the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Sharing condolences with the residents of Vizag, sports personalities such as Sania Mirza, Virat Kohli, and Yuvraj Singh took to social media and expressed grief over the unfortunate incident and heart-breaking deaths of the people.

Sania Mirza on Twitter wrote, Really unfortunate news of the #VizagGasLeak claiming lives and affecting many others. My deepest condolences to the family members of those deceased and praying for the quick recovery of those affected. Stay strong and safe Vizag”.

Whereas the Indian captain, Virat Kohli tweeted, "My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the #VizagGasLeak. Praying for everyone affected and recovering in the hospital."

India football team captain, Sunil Chhetri, also expressed grief on the deaths and wrote, "Distressing news and scenes coming out of Vizag. Thoughts and prayers with all those who have suffered loss and sincerely hoping the rest recover. We really should be doing everything possible to value life."

Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh also shared words of grief on Twitter, "What an unfortunate incident with the gas leak in Vizag. prayers and thoughts are with everyone there and especially ppl and families affected .. stay strong Vizag .. #prayforvizag," he said. 

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