Oklahoma bomb victims to sue

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Oklahoma City - Four victims of the Oklahoma City bombing have launched a suit against the makers of the type of fertiliser used for the explosive, alleging negligence. The suit against Texas-based ICI Explosives USA Inc says it should have used an additive to make the fertiliser less explosive. The suit was filed by four people who suffered injuries or losses in the 19 April bombing that killed 166. They are being represented by Johnnie Cochran, OJ Simpson's chief lawyer, and local counsel.

According to an affidavit released yesterday, investigators found detonator cord, blasting caps and containers of ground-up ammonium nitrate - materials allegedly used in the bombing - at the home of the second suspect in the case, Terry Nichols. Mr Nichols appeared before a magistrate to hear the charges against him. A preliminary hearing was set for 18 May. Reuter, AP