The tragedy claimed several innocent lives and left lakhs with serious health complications.
The poisonous gas ‘methyl isocyanate’ started to leak from one of the tank in the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh around midnight and spread to the rest of the Bhopal city, killing people both awake and asleep.
The severity of the situation intensified because the alarm system the UCIL did not work for several hours. Next day, people complained of breathing disorder, rashes and sudden blindness. The gas also caused internal hemorrhages, pneumonia and death.
Activists on Monday flagged the neglect of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre set up especially for the survivors.