Italy

Italy Disaster Chief Resigns in Protest Over Earthquake Convictions

Six scientists an an ex-disaster official were convicted of manslaughter

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The head of Italy's disaster body, Luciano Maiani, has resigned to protest against prison sentences passed on seven colleagues over the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila.

Six scientists and an ex-official were convicted of multiple manslaughter for giving a falsely reassuring statement.