03 Dec '11, 9pm

Disaster survivors want more money: Thousands of survivors of the world's worst industrial accident blocked trai...

Thousands of survivors of the world's worst industrial accident blocked trains through a central Indian city yesterday to demand more compensation for the 1984 disaster. The protest came on the 27th anniversary of the disaster in Bhopal, where a Union Carbide pesticide plant leaked gas that killed about 15,000 people and maimed tens of thousands of others. Activist Rachna Dhingra said that the police charged the protesters with sticks, and that three people were hospitalised with injuries. The protesters have demanded that Dow Chemical, which bought Union Carbide in 2001, pay US$8.1 billion (S$10.4 billion) in compensation, and for Dow Chemicals to be dropped as a sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics. AP

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