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Scientists go on trial for failing to predict quake

Published 26/05/2011 | 05:00

A group of seven scientists were indicted on manslaughter charges yesterday for allegedly failing to sufficiently warn residents before a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300 people in Italy in 2009.

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Defence lawyers condemned the charges, saying it's impossible to predict earthquakes.

Judge Giuseppe Romano Gargarella said the scientists "gave inexact information".

Irish Independent

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