In June 2010 seven men were convicted of criminal negligence and sentenced to two years in prison but bailed pending an appeal. and ordered to pay fines of 100,000 rupees (€1,600) each .

Up to 25,000 people are thought to have died after being exposed to clouds of lethal gas that escaped from a chemical plant run by the US company Union Carbide on 2 and 3 December 1984.

Half a million are estimated to have been harmed in some way in what remains one of the worst industrial accidents in the world. The Guardian June 7, 2010.

This pictures are taken in 2004, on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy.