Italy: Victims of L’Aquila earthquake responsible for their own deaths, according to court

Italy: Victims of L'Aquila earthquake responsible for their own deaths, according to court

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated the historic center on April 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm at midnight on April 6, 2009, leaving it in ruins, killing 309 people.

Seized in civil proceedings by the families of 24 people who died in one of the destroyed buildings, the judge announced that the victims had returned to bed despite two shocks that had occurred earlier during the night.

According to the daily Il Messagero, this “reckless behavior” made him “responsible for 30%” of his deaths, the judge estimated.

Maria Grazia Piccinini, lawyer and mother of 25-year-old student Ilaria Rambaldi, who was killed in the quake, said Tuesday’s decision was “absurd”, as experts downplayed the earthquake risk. Deadly Earth.

“My daughter was reassured like everyone else,” Ms Piccinini told Corriere della Sera, adding that the family, who are claiming damages, would appeal.

Seven members of the Government Commission for the Prevention of Major Risks were sentenced for not providing adequate precautionary advice to residents.

The earthquake, which devastated the medieval center of the capital of Abruzzo, also injured 1,600 and left at least 80,000 homeless.

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