34 years of Bhopal gas tragedy: All you need to know about 'world's worst industrial disaster'

Thirty four-years ago, on this day in 1984, India witnessed one of the world’s worst chemical disasters, the Bhopal gas tragedy. Over 15,000 people were killed when nearly  42 tonnes of toxic gas, Methyl Iso Cyanate (MIC) leaked from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) factory which was built in 1969 to produce a pesticide called Sevin in Bhopal.

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