Sydney, Australia —A bomb exploded outside a Union Carbide chemical plant in a Sydney suburb today and shattered windows in nearby houses but caused no injuries, police said.

Union Carbide secretary Tan Angus said: “There was no prior warning and there is no evidence to link the explosion to Union Carbide operations in Bhopal, India.”

He said the company had received several bomb threats since the December 1984 leak of methyl isocyanate gas at Union Carbide’s Bhopal plant. At least 1,700 people were killed in the accident.

Detective Inspector Ron Wilson said: “All I can say at this stage is that it appears some sort of bomb device was placed against the wall of the factory in a garden.”

He said police would probe any possible link to the Bhopal leak.

The bomb, which exploded just after midnight local time at the factory in the western suburb of Roseberry, shattered windows in nearby buildings.

Police said there were no injuries.

Article extracted from this publication >>  July 12, 1985