the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal in India /On Dec 3 1984, the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal in India released 42 tons of toxic methyl isocyanate gas due to a processing tank overheating and bursting. Some 500,000 people were exposed to the gas. It has been estimated 8-10,000 people died in the first 72 hours, with up to 25,000 dying since due to gas related diseases.
Bhopal Disaster - 2,800 die. In 1984, the accidental release of 40 metric tons of methyl isocyanate from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in the heart of Bhopal, India killed thousands of people and injured hundreds of thousands.