Volkswagen could face corporate manslaughter charges over rigged diesel emission tests

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Volkswagen bosses could held to account for the deaths of thousands of people due to air pollution in the wake of the rigged emission test scandal, Britain's transport minister has said. The article mentions an estimate made by the Environmental Research Group at King’s that nearly 6,000 premature deaths in the UK each year can be linked to diesel emissions. Dr Gary Fuller, of the ERG told the Guardian that the research was a good assessment of the health impacts but it should not be assumed that the numbers could be extrapolated for other parts of the world, such as the UK.
Period1 Nov 2015
Held atThe Guardian