Three months before I was born, in the year 1984, three thousand people died coughing their lungs out in Bhopal when forty two tonnes of methyl isocaynate reacted with water to produce a cloud of fatally noxious gas that floated over the walls of the Carbide Union Factory and into the neighbourhood. I will turn 25 early next year, the tragedy turned 25 this month.
- Where: Bhopal, India.
- When: December 3, 1984
- Lives Lost: 3000 in the first few hours, 15,000 in the next few years.
- Cause of Deaths: Gas poisoning.
- Name of Factory: Union Carbide Factory
- Present Owner: DOW Chemicals (Bought Union Carbide Factory over in 2001)
Sources: Wikipedia, The Boston Globe.