Bhopal, after the disaster
On the night of the 2-3 December 1984, a toxic cloud escapes from a pesticide plant, located in the heart of Bhopal Old Town, India. Between the terrific immediate toll and the deaths in the months and years that would follow, there will be 20,000 to 25,000 deaths (according to different victims' associations) - and more than 500,000 people intoxicated. It is the deadliest industrial disaster in history. To this tragedy must be added the invisible pollution of soils and waters over decades. Thirty-three years after the disaster, the deadly factory continues to slowly damage the bodies.
There is a clinic that heals with traditional and alternative medicine, with massages, yoga and herbal pharmacopoeia. They try to relieve the sufferings and repair the bodies. I was able to attend to the care given to these patients. A slow and long battle against the endless health consequences of the Bhopal disaster whose victims are the humble and silent heroes.