Investigation into Italian earthquake as billions spent to protect buildings after 2009 quake

Romolo Capranica school in Amatrice collapsed on Wednesday despite 700,000 euros worth of investment to make it 'quake-proof' 

Romolo Capranica school in Amatrice collapsed on Wednesday despite 700,000 euros worth of investment to make it ‘quake-proof’ 

 

How did this 13th century church survive but a £600,000 ‘earthquake proof school’ collapse? Italians demand answers after entire towns are wiped out despite billions being invested to protect buildings after 2009 quake

 

  • Romolo Capranica school in Amatrice was destroyed by earthquake
  • But a 13th century bell tower in the same town fared much better  
  • Around 70 percent of Italy’s buildings aren’t built to anti-seismic standards
  • Some of the more modern buildings have been the deadliest in quakes 
  • Investigation launched into whether anyone could be held responsible for the huge loss of lives on Wednesday  
  • After 2009 disaster Civil Protection agency made almost a billion euros available for upgrading buildings in seismically-vulnerable areas

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3758312/How-did-13th-century-church-survive-600-000-earthquake-proof-school-collapse-Italians-demand-answers-entire-towns-wiped-despite-billions-invested-protect-buildings-2009-quake.html#ixzz4IS2vWkGq

 

Meanwhile the 13th century bell tower of Amatrice stood tall above the rubble over the surrounding buildings in Amatrice

Meanwhile the 13th century bell tower of Amatrice stood tall above the rubble over the surrounding buildings in Amatrice


 

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