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Which of the following statements is wrong with regard to the case of Bhopal gas tragedy?
  1. Thousands of human being died
  2. Radioactive fallout engulfed Bhopal
  3. It took place in the night of December 2/3, 1984
  4. Methyl isocyanate gas leakage took place


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The correct option is B Radioactive fallout engulfed Bhopal

The Bhopal gas tragedy (Bhopal disaster) has been one of the world’s worst industrial catastrophes reported till date. It occurred in the night of December 2, 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.  A leak of methyl isocyanate gas and other deadly chemicals from the plant claimed thousands of lives. The official immediate death toll was 2,259 and the government of Madhya Pradesh has confirmed a total of 3,787 deaths related to this incident.

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