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Tribespeople win £4.5m damages

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7357.181/b (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:181
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. BMJ

    More than 200 Masai tribespeople have been awarded a total of £4.5m ($7.0m; €7.1m) plus costs from the UK Ministry of Defence for the injuries and deaths caused at the British army's practice ranges in central Kenya. Some of the more seriously injured people will receive as much as £250 000 each.

    Twenty five year old Beatrice Lelekong (pictured), who was in London to hear the out of court mediation settlement, lost most of her hands and feet when a bomb exploded in 1981.


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