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Raghu Rai - INDIA. Bhopal. 2002.
Patients waiting for care at the Ginnori Primary Unit.
More than 400 outpatients come here every day. The Unit is run by the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Resea
Zubeda Bi lost all her relatives in the Bhopal disaster. Neighbors took care of her during these seventeen years. She died one week after this photo was taken i
Asma and her niece Raisa took care of elderly Zubeda Bi who lost all her relatives in the Bhopal disaster.
Rehana Bi and her son. Both have eye damages from the disaster. Chand, the son, was only one years old in 1984. Rehana has carefully preserved the picture of he
Masked protesters gather at a statue in front of the Union Carbide factory to demand that they release research made on the effects of the toxic gas in order to
Jamela Bi and Shahejahan work in a stationery centre run for gas victims run by the state government. Neither is married. "No one wants to marry a sick gas-vict
Leela Devi and her husband have spent almost everything they have on medical treatment since being exposed to the toxic gas.
Shakeel Quereshi was the shift-incharge at the Union Carbide factory on the night of 2nd December, 1984. He is one of the witnesses as well as accused. Bound by
Dr. Sathpathy is the forensic expert of the Hamida Hospital.
He has performed more than 20.000 autopsies so far. No relative of a gas victim can get a compensa
INDIA. Bhopal. 2002. Union Carbide abandonned its factory after the disaster, leaving hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste on the site. Until mid 2001 the factory
INDIA. Bhopal. 2002. Muhammed AZIZ returns to the cemetery where 4.000 people were buried in the first days of the 1984 disaster.
Residents of the Ayub Nagar colony still drink and wash with the contaminated ground water.
Born on the day the toxic gas swept across the city, this girl was named "Gas Devi", gas goddess, by her parents.
Survivors wait for treatment at the Samhavna Clinic, near the abandoned factory site.
INDIA. Bhopal. 2002. These women have all lost their husbands in the Bhopal tragedy. They now live in one-room tenements in a seperate widows' colony in the out
INDIA. Bhopal. 2002. Mehboob BI has two daughters and two sons. Her husband was a fitter, on duty the night of the disaster, at the Union Carbide plant. He died
Swaraj Puri was the Superintendent of police in Bhopal the night of the disaster, one of the very few seniors officers that did not flee to safety.
Rubeda Banu with her three sons.
At the moment of the disaster the two older boys were a week and 18 months old.
The youngest was born one year after the di
Years after the tragedy many survivors have not received any compensation and are struggling with legal aid to get their claims settled.
Dr. Rashimi Jha treats victims of the Bhopal disaster at a clinic she has set up at her home. Her eyes and lungs were injured by the gas.
Mohammad Rehan, 18 years old, was one years old when he was exposed to the toxic gas.
Since then he has undergone two heart surgeries and doctors say his lungs
Pushpa, 70 years old, is visited by her nieces. Ever since she has been exposed to the toxic gas, the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and research Centre has become he
Alia Bi with her niece Rehana who as been shrinking since she got exposed to the toxic gas.
Jamuna Devi is being treated for her lungs at the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre.
Hasan Ali, 70 years old, is a victim of the gas disaster. He suffers from multiple disorders.
Sohanlal Soni has frequent bouts of coughing due to the toxic gas.
Ghous Mohammad gets some symptomatic relief in the hospital before returning to daily pain and difficulties to breath.
INDIA. Bhopal. 2002. Mohammed ARIF has pulmonary fibrosis due to the toxic gas, a condition that can only be cured by replacing the lungs.
Sukhdev Dubey's lungs have not been normal since the gas leak, according to a resident doctor at the Phopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre.
INDIA. Bhopal. 2002. Hasan ALI, 70 years old, is a victim of the gas disaster. He suffers from multiple disorders. His seven grown-up daughters say that their e
Protesters seeking justice for the victims of the tragedy call on the U.S multinational, Dow Chemicals, to accept liability for the Bhopal disaster and to take
Patients at the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and research Centre. The discomfort of their prolonged illness is obvious as they walk up the floors.
Nadira, 42 years old, waits with her daughter Naseem for her turn at the outpatient clinic. She is one of the 3.000 people who make this daily trip throughout B
INDIA. Bhopal. 2002. View of the town.