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At least 15 trapped as India hospital roof collapses

Up to 15 people, mostly patients, were feared trapped after part of a hospital roof caved in on Friday in the central Indian city of Bhopal, officials and eyewitnesses said. Rescuers moved in heavy machinery to cut through the crashed roof of the female surgical ward of Kasturba Hospital, hospital…

India seeks additional compensation for 1984 Bhopal disaster

The government of India has filed a petition with that country’s Supreme Court on the 26th anniversary of Union Carbide’s Bhodal gas disaster, seeking to more than double the compensation in the case to $1.1 billion dollars. The compensation had initially been set at $470 million in a 1989 settlement,…

Guilty verdicts 25 years after India’s gas disaster

BHOPAL, India -An Indian court sentenced the former top managers of the company blamed for the massive Bhopal gas leak 25 years ago to two years in prison on Monday in the first convictions over the catastrophe. Eight people were found guilty in the local court in Bhopal, capital of…

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