Bhopal

December 4, 2002 at 5:12 pm (General)

There was a joke, back in the ’80s, that went like this: Q: Who’s killed more Indians than John Wayne? A: Union Carbide. Nothing like morbid humour, I say. I remembered the joke this morning while reading the paper, because there was a story about today being the 18th anniversary of the gas leak in Bhopal, India, back in 1984.
It seems that, although 4000 people died immediately, nearly 11000 have died in the aftermath from various disaster-related illness. That’s almost 15000 people! And still, Warren Anderson, who’s accused of gross negligence in the cyanide leak, refuses to go to India to stand trial. Honest, who cares? Just a bunch of dead poor hindus.

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