French court clears Volvo over Mont Blanc fire

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BONNEVILLE, France, July 27 (Reuters) - A French court dropped charges on Wednesday against Swedish carmaker Volvo over a 1999 fire in the Mont Blanc tunnel that killed 39 people. The ruling had been expected after the French state prosecutor asked for charges to be dropped, saying there was no proof of a fault in the Belgian-registered Volvo truck full of flour and margarine, which caught fire in the tunnel, causing the blaze. Volvo had denied the charges against it. Four firms and a ...

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