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Indian special panel to finish 1984 gas disaster report

06-21-2010 09:59 BJT

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India's special panel investigating the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster will complete its final report by Monday afternoon. This is according to the Indian Home Minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram.

The panel convened amid controversy and outrage over the light two-year imprisonment given to the former top executives of the Union Carbide Corporation.

The December 1984 toxic gas release remains the world's worst industrial accident to date.

According to Indian government sources, around 3,500 people died immediately after the leak. But activists say the actual figure reached 25,000 in the years that followed.

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