Shortly after midnight poison gas leaked from a factory in Bhopal, India, owned by the Union Carbide Corporation. There was no warning, none of the plant's safety systems were working. In the city people woke in darkness to screams with the gases burning their eyes and lungs. Whole neighbourhoods fled in panic, many people were trampled, others convulsed and fell dead. People lost control of their bowels and bladders as they ran. Within hours thousands of dead bodies lay in the streets. Read a survivor's account of "that night". More background here.



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Contributing artwork, poetry, writing, film, video, photography or music to the Bhopal.FM website.

Out of the shanty towns of Bhopal has come a remarkable flowering of arts and sciences and we have set up to bring some of that work to the world.

We also welcome contributions from those around the world who support our struggle and here is how you can send your work.

Guidelines for contributers

Before submitting a piece to Bhopal.FM please send us an email describing your work and telling us a little about yourself.

In all cases the work you submit should be your own, not under copyright to anyone else. Please confirm this in your email and also that you would like us to feature the piece on Bhopal.FM.

We are unable to pay fees to contributors, if you require a fee, please do not submit your work.

Works are accepted for publication on Bhopal.FM at the discretion of the editor, we will not publish work considered to be defamatory, obscene, or otherwise unsuitable and will not enter into correspondence about work deemed unsuitable for publication.

Please remember that we have no way to prevent other people downloading your work from our site and publishing it elsewhere, so if this is a problem, do not send it. We do not display individual copyright notices, but state on the site that the copyright of each piece remains with its author the contributor.

Please submit your work in the following formats:

Poems, stories, articles, interviews, or any other form of writing should be sent preferably as plain text (ie not a Microsoft Word file). If the work includes pictures and the formatting is important you can send it to us as html files.

Photographs should be formatted for the web before sending and should be no more than 800pixels wide. Use Photoshop's "Save for Web" option to reduce the "weight" of files.

Music and sound should preferably be in mp3 format, or another format capable of being streamed. If the file is very large, it might be better to send us a CD in which case please email us for a postal address.

Film and video needs to be digitised before being streamed from our website. If you can do this yourself and submit the piece on CD or DVD, so much the better. Otherwise we may be able to have it digitised.