Image of Asia: Survivors Want Bhopal Toll Revised

Survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy participate in a protest in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The survivors commenced an indefinite hunger strike in the capital demanding additional compensation for those affected and revision of casualty figures after 30 years of suffering. On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal in central India, affecting the lives of many. Activists say that thousands of children, born to parents directly exposed to the gas leak or poisoned by the contaminated water, are suffering from cleft lips, missing palates, twisted limbs.

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