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Bhopal gas tragedy remembered across the country on 3 December

Dec 3, 2014 18:00 IST

Nation on 3 December 2014 remembered the Bhopal gas tragedy that happened 30 years back on 3 December 1984. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivaraj Singh Chouhan paid homage to victims and promised that efforts for rehabilitation of gas victims will continue.

Parliament also remembered the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy and extended the support to the victims. In Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and in Rajya Sabha, Chairman Hamid Ansari expressed their houses support and commitment to the people affected by the gas leak.

On the occasion, a unique museum preserving the belongings and pictures of victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy was unveiled on the 30th anniversary of the disaster.

Event like religion prayer meeting was held in Barkatullah Bhawan of Bhopal to pay homage to the victims of gas tragedy. Non-government organizations organised rallies, meetings and effigy burning programme to mark the tragedy.

About Bhopal gas tragedy
The Bhopal gas tragedy was the worst industrial disaster in the World. The gas of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas and other chemicals leaked on the night of 2 December to 3 December 1984 from Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Due to leakage, almost five thousand people died in the incident and many victims are still facing problems like proper medical facilities, better living conditions including safe drinking water and employment after the 30 years of the tragedy. Toxic waste lying in the defunct plant of Union Carbide has yet to be disposed off.

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