Father fights oil giant BP over son’s death in legal first | BBC News

A father has started legal action against UK oil giant BP over the death of his 21-year-old son.

Hussein Julood alleges the burning off of gas at a BP-run oil field in Iraq – a practice known as flaring – caused his son Ali’s leukaemia.

A BBC World Service investigation in 2022 found Ali’s village, which lies within the field, had high levels of cancer-causing pollutants known to come from flaring.

BP said "we understand the concerns" and are supporting change.

The case is believed to be the first time an individual has started legal action against a major oil firm over its flaring practices.

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