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All acquitted in quake collapse of building in Amatrice

Mayor Pirozzi, 5 other officials cleared in Rieti

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 28 - All six defendants charged with culpable disaster and multiple manslaughter in the August 24, 2016 earthquake-caused collapse of a building in the Lazio town of Amatrice were acquitted on Wednesday.
    The collapse which caused seven deaths, happened in the centre of the town after the devastating quake centred on Amatrice and nearby Accumoli.
    Among those acquitted by a judge in Rieti was the former mayor of Amatrice, Sergio Pirozzi, currently a regional councillor for the rightwing League party.
    The others cleared were: Ivo Carloni, Giovanni Conti, Maurizio Scacchi, Valerio Lucarelli and Gianfranco Salvatore. (ANSA).
   

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