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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Jailed quake scientists minimised threat – judges

Published 19/01/2013|05:00

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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.

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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)

Irish Independent

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