Bhopal Gas Tragedy: 34 years on, survivors still suffer in the aftermath
Updated : December 04, 2018 09:26 AM IST
The world faced one of its worst industrial accidents on December 2 , 1984, when Union Carbide Corp, now part of Dow Chemical Co. developed a toxic gas leak resulting in thousands of people dying in the aftermath.
About 40 tons of methyl isocyanate (cyanide) gas was leaked from the plant that killed over 15,000 people and more than five lakh people were affected.
It’s been 34 years since the tragedy but the sufferings has not ended as some children are still born with physical and mental deformities. Many people still suffer from cancer, blindness, respiratory problems and neurological disorders, with little support.
The struggle to get justice is still underway, but nothing seems to have changed for the survivors of what is called one of the world's worst industrial disasters.