Friday, April 11, 2014

Paths to Death - I for Industrial Disaster

The factory was a major employment opportunity for the people living around in small colonies and slums. Most of the people living around the factory were the simple labourers who worked in the factory 6 days a week.

It was a Chemical factory preparing different industrial chemicals for large scale supplies. The factory was owned by an American company and people loved the factory and its administration for it provided them with better pay and it was near their homes too.

But the owners went lax on the safety procedures and the unthinkable happened. One of the large chemical tank leaked and it so happened that the chemical was highly toxic. It was 3 AM in the night.

People all around the factory woke up with teary eyes and coughing. They were finding it difficult to breathe. Before people could react the chemical had impacted them. After few minutes people somehow stumbled out of their homes.

They tried to find out what happened and they understood what was that strange smell and they all ran in the opposite direction from the factory but the chemical had already affected them and they couldn't reach far.

By 8 AM in the morning 50% population around the factory was dead.

Within 2 months 10000 more people died due to effects of that night of Industrial Disaster.

Another day of Blogging from A to Z April Challenge -Another paths to death chapter except this time it was  for thousands of people. We won't forget you.


  1. Oooo! Bhopal Tragedy & hundreds of other such across the globe... wish we could avoid such disasters.

    1. yes Anita unfortunately sometimes due to human error, negligence or poor judgement these disasters keep on happening in one form or the other.


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