Eight convicted for 1984 Bhopal disaster

An Indian court has sentenced eight people to two years’ imprisonment each, 25 years after the world’s worst industrial accident occurred in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

An Indian court has sentenced eight people to two years’ imprisonment each, 25 years after the world’s worst industrial accident occurred in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

The eight were formerly employed at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in the city. One had since died, but all were convicted of causing death by negligence.

The surviving seven were also ordered to pay fines of 100,000 rupees (£1,467) each. The former chairman of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, was also accused and later declared an absconder by the court.

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