The world’s worst industrial disaster claims the lives of at least 3,500 after a massive gas leak from a pesticide plant

December 3, 1984Bhopal, India40 tons of toxic gas is released from a pesticide plant, killing an estimated 3,800 immediately and affecting hundreds of thousands in the decades after Warning: This article contains images which may be considered graphic. Discretion is advised. Shortly after midnight on December 3, 40 tons (36 metric tons) of methyl isocyanate…

The bodies of 104 people are found floating in a river

January 14, 2015 Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, India Over 100 bodies are found floating in the River Ganges The bodies were first discovered when large groups of scavengers — including dogs, crows, and vultures — began congregating in and near the river. Upon closer inspection, it was noted the animals were attracted to the bodies…

Man kills 14 with rice-pounder

November 23, 1936 Hyderabad, Telangana, India A man kills 14, including his wives and children, with a rice-pounder. Unfortunately, the attacker was not named and I could find no additional information on the murders or the assailant’s fate. The Indian Express. November 30, 1936.