Italian scientists jailed for not warning of deadly quake
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Italian scientists jailed for not warning of deadly quake

Lahore : Pakistan | Oct 27, 2012 at 6:35 AM PDT
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An Italian court jailed seven experts on Monday for failing to issue adequate warnings to the public before a deadly earthquake hit the town of L'Aquila in 2009, killing 309 people. The landmark case has angered the scientific community.

Six Italian scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in jail on Monday for multiple manslaughter in a watershed ruling that found them guilty of underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in 2009.

They were also ordered to pay more than nine million euros (almost $12 million) in damages to survivors in the devastated medieval town of L'Aquila in a case that has sparked outrage in the international science community.

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Italy scientists sentenced to six years jail in quake trial
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