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The Bhopal gas tragedy: 30 years on

December 02, 2014 08:55 IST

Even as the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster is being observed in India, its victims continue to be plagued with a number of problems that have not been resolved over the years.

The pyres have died, but the memories of 1984 still smoulder.

A girl who suffers from hearing and speech disorders reacts to the camera at a rehabilitation centre supported by Bhopal Medical Appeal, for children who were born with mental and physical disabilities, in Bhopal. All photographs: Danish Siddiqui

Former maintenance worker, Mohammed Yaqub, poses in his house with his old identity card from the defunct Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal where he once worked.

The sun sets behind the abandoned former Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal.

Thick dust covers chemical bottles in a laboratory at the abandoned former Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal.

People wait to receive medicine at a clinic supported by Bhopal Medical Appeal for people affected by the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster in Bhopal.

A sign outlining emergency procedures, in the event of a gas leak, stands against a wall in the control room of the abandoned former Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal.

Children play on a field next to the abandoned former Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal.

Sixty-four-year-old Zafar Ahmed, receives treatment at a clinic supported by Bhopal Medical Appeal in Bhopal.

A boy who was born with a mental disability looks out of a window at a rehabilitation centre supported by Bhopal Medical Appeal for children who were born with mental and physical disabilities in Bhopal.

A sticker is seen next to a panel in the control room of the abandoned former Union Carbide Corp pesticide plant in Bhopal.
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