33 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Victims still await justice

Published: 03rd December 2017 12:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2017 04:07 PM  

Survivors and victims' families of 'Bhopal Gas Tragedy' in Madhya Pradesh are awaiting justice and government aid, even after 33 years of the world's deadliest industrial disaster, which killed thousands and left many terminally ill. On December 3, 1984, tons of toxic gas accidentally leaked from a pesticide factory owned by U.S. multinational Union Carbide Corporation and was carried by the wind into the surrounding slums in Bhopal. (Photo | PTI)
The government recorded thousands of deaths from illnesses since the leak. Many people still suffer from cancer, blindness, respiratory problems and immune and neurological disorders. U.S. company Dow Chemical, which now owns Union Carbide, has denied liability, saying it bought the company a decade after Union Carbide settled its liabilities to the Indian government in 1989 by paying millions of dollar. IN PICTURE: A candle light vigil seeking justice for the victims of the disaster.(Photo | AP)
This photograph from December 4, 1984 shows victims who lost their sight in the Bhopal poison gas tragedy as they sit outside the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. (Photo | AP)
People carry potable water collected from inside the premises of Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. The ground water of the region is contaminated and unfit for consumption.(Photo | AP)
A worker cleans dust as he displays a panel of photographs of some of the thousands of people who died in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster at the forensic department of Gandhi Medical college in Bhopal. (Photo | AP)
A physiotherapist holds the leg of a seven year old child at a clinic run by a non-governmental organization to cater to victims of the gas tragedy. (Photo | AP)
Partially blind gas victim waits for a verdict with other victims in the premises of Bhopal court. (Photo | AP)
The unborn Jars containing deformed foetuses preserved from the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster at the forensic department of Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal Photo. (Photo | AP)
Apeksha Malviya is fed at her home in Bhopal on November 22, 2009. A quarter century after the disaster, many of those who were exposed to the gas have given birth to physically and mentally disabled children. (Photo | AP)
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