The Trial Of The L'Aquila Seven
In April 2009, the Italian city of L'Aquila was hit by a devastating earthquake. 309 people were killed. More than 1,500 were injured, some 20,000 buildings were destroyed and 65,000 were temporarily displaced. Some estimates put the damage at $16 Billion.
Less than a year later, six leading Italian scientists and one government official were charged with manslaughter in connection with the case.
Did they fail to predict the unpredictable? Were they scapegoats blamed by an angry public? Or were they foolhardy in the face of fear?
We explore the trial of the L'Aquila Seven, joined today by Sam Vilkins!