Italian justice considers the victims to be 30% responsible, which means that the compensation paid to their relatives should also be reduced…
A court decision on the basis of which has caused a shock in Italy 29 people, who lost their lives (a total of 309 dead) in the earthquake of L’Aquila in April 2009, essentially… bear a share of responsibility for their deaths!
The absurd logic behind the decision of the Italian judges is that the victims should not have slept in their apartments because there had been a series of tremors before the deadly earthquake on the night of April 6, 2009.
Consequently, the Italian justice considers that the victims bear liability rate 30%, which means that the compensation paid to their relatives should also be reduced. The relevant decision states that 40% of the responsibility lies with the construction company and 30% with the competent ministries. This verdict concerns a six-storey apartment building located on Via Campo Di Fossa. The Greek student Vassilis Koufolias also lost his life in the earthquake in this Italian city.
It is the first time that such a decision has been made in Italy and the relatives of the victims speak of a gross injustice, since they consider that, after a series of checks, the substantial responsibility of the construction company had been proven…
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