It is considered among the world's worst industrial disasters. The highly toxic substance made its way into and around the small towns located near the plant. Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2, In , the Government of Madhya Pradesh had paid compensation to the family members of 3, victims killed in the gas release, and to , injured victims. The Indian government and local activists argue that slack management and deferred maintenance created a situation where routine pipe maintenance caused a backflow of water into a MIC tank, triggering the disaster.
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Case Study Of Disaster Management In India
India has seen its fair share of disasters over the years resulting in significant loss of lives. But the bigger concern has been man-made disasters that have been a result of human carelessness, callousness, or sheer lack of foresight and planning that has ended up with large number of innocent people losing lives, all of which were preventable. It is appalling to see that the government seems to learn nothing from each tragedy and life just seems to move on with little concern or value for human life. Recalling the night of December in Bhopal still sends a shiver down the spine of those who were there that fateful night when toxic Methyl Isocyanate MIC gas leaked from the factory owned by Union Carbide.
It was inexplicable. Was it the Indian climate? A protection conferred by childhood immunisations?