Image of Asia: Survivors Want Bhopal Toll Revised

November 10, 2014 1:39 PM

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In this photo by Tsering Topgyal, survivors of the industrial gas leak in Bhopal, India, protest in New Delhi to demand more compensation and for the casualty figures to be revised.

On Dec. 3, 1984, a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary, exposing 500,000 people. The government says 4,000 died soon afterward and the lingering poison raised the toll to an estimated 15,000 over the next few years. Activists say thous...

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