December 3, 1984
3000 Die within a day as poisonous mic gas leaks from union carbide factory in Bhopal.
About 20, 000 succumb over the next 25 years
Neither Union Carbide nor the later owner Dow Chemicals take responsibility for the world largest industrial disaster. While the Indian Government sued Union Carbide for US $3.3 billion, it settled for a measly US $470 mn in 1989.
25 Years Later...
Victims still await justice. Their demands: adequate monetary compensation, extradition of Warren Anderson- then chief of Union Carbide, better medical facilities, and clean drinking water.
Residents who have been drinking the polluted groundwater suffer health hazards.
On the 25th anniversary of the disaster Warren Andersons effigy awaits burning
A man reads the days newspaper leaning on a decripit rehabilitation shed meant for victims
Photo story by Sayantan Bera