Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, India - December 3, 1984
Bhopal Gas Tragedy | Bhopal Gas Disaster | Worst Industrial Disaster Ever
Inside the Union Carbide Disaster Site, Bhopal
The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is considered to be the world's worst industrial disaster. Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas. The highly toxic substance made its way into and around the small towns located near the plant.