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Which one of the following statements is wrong in case of Bhopal tragedy?
  1. Radioactive fallout engulfed Bhopal
  2. It took place on the night of December 23, 1984
  3. Thousands of human beings died
  4. Methyl isocyanate gas leakage took place


Solution

The correct option is A Radioactive fallout engulfed Bhopal
Bhopal gas tragedy was not a radioactive fallout. It happened due to a leak of methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals from the plant. Bhopal gas tragedy is the world's worst industrial catastrophes. It occurred on the night of 2nd/3rd December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. 
The official immediate death toll was 2259 and the government of Madhya Pradesh has confirmed a total of 3787 deaths related to the gas release. 
 

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