On the night of December 2, 1984, a factory owned by the US multinational Union Carbide Corp accidentally leaked cyanide gas into the air, killing thousands in Bhopal. Survivors suffered lung cancer, kidney failure, liver disease and eye disorders. Till date, some children born to survivors have mental or physical disabilities. Thirty years on, here are pictures of what Bhopal suffered.
Victims who lost sight as a consequence of the gas leak. On background is the site of the Union
Carbide factory. (AFP Photo)
Gazala Praveen, a 33-year-old woman, who was blinded by the gas leak in Bhopal, holds a photograph
of herself aged 13. (AFP Photo)
People surround victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy. (AFP Photo)
Blinded victims of the Bhopal tragedy sit in the street and wait to be treated. (AFP Photo)
A blinded girl, victim of the Bhopal tragedy, receives first aid to be treated for the effects of the gas
in her eyes. (AFP Photo)
Children, victims of the Bhopal tragedy, receives first aid from doctors at a hospital in Bhopal.
People surround the body of a young victim. (AFP Photo)
People carry the body of a victim whos elife was claimed by the poisonous gas leak in Bhopal.
A victim of the Bhopal gas tragedy wears a mask and shouts anti-government and anti-Union Carbide
slogans during a protest in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)
Survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy chant slogans during a protest march in Bhopal. (AFP Photo)