Chinese Couple Get Paltry Sum For Baby Killed In Melamine Scandal

The parents of a baby killed by drinking tainted milk in the Chinese melamine scandal have accepted just 200,000 yuan (£24,000) in compensation from Sanlu Group, according to media reports.

Their baby died on May 1st after suffering kidney failure after drinking the milk.

The couple accepted the money on condition that they didn't sue Sanlu, after being told that the "going-rate" for death compensation in poverty-stricken Gansu province was normally just 40,000 yuan (around £5,000).

Sanlu's former chairwoman and general manager, Tian Wenhua, is awaiting sentencing and faces a possible death penalty for her involvement in the scandal.