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Landslide / Flood / Trial / Italy #440887

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 29, 1968
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(Studio) Landslide 5 years ago caused death of 2,000 in Italian town. Blame debated. 8 on trial for responsibility of disaster.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Longerone, Italy) Trial featured. 1 defendant committed suicide before trial began. Men are engineers accused of negligence. Trial held at L'Aquila. Change of venue noted. October 9, 1963, dam broke due to landslide; wiped out town. Field of crosses shown. Earlier investigations indicate no negligence. Survivors not satisfied. Consequences of conviction noted. $20 million would be paid survivors. Real grief also noted. Lust for revenge characterizes trial.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Huntley, Chet;
Levine, Irving R.

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