Jailed quake scientists minimised threat – judges
ITALIAN scientists given prison sentences after the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, which killed over 300, provided "ineffective" advice, resulting in needless deaths, judges have said.
In October, the scientists were found guilty of multiple manslaughter, jailed for six years and ordered to pay €7.8m in damages.
The judges published their 950-page explanation for the sentences yesterday and said that the scientists had been "inept" and had "minimised" the threat, creating a sense of complacency, with many locals remaining in their houses on the night that the earthquake struck. (© Daily Telegraph, London)