1985 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Dilip Mehta

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01 January, 1984

On December 3, a faulty valve at the Union Carbide pesticide plant caused highly toxic methyl isocyanate to escape and, for almost an hour, the gas formed a vast, dense fog of death that drifted toward Bhopal. More than 2500 people were killed, 150,000 people were treated at hospitals.

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Dilip Mehta

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