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More than 11,000 residents of Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta have filed a claim for compensation against Shell at the High Court, London, in a long-running court case set to test multinational companies’ responsibility for environmental damage overseas. The claim from members of the Ogale community adds to one brought by members of the Bille community in 2015, and brings the total number of villagers seeking compensation from Shell to 13,652, Leigh Day, the UK law firm representing the plaintiffs, said on Thursday. The two communities claim that oil spills resulting from Shell’s operations in the region have contaminated drinking water, harmed air quality and destroyed farm land and fishing stocks.