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Grosseto, Italy, July 20, 2013
First Published: 23:15 IST(20/7/2013)
Last Updated: 23:17 IST(20/7/2013)
Five convicted for costa disaster
Five employees of an Italian cruise company were convicted Saturday of manslaughter in the Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32 people, receiving sentences of less than three years that lawyers for victims and survivors criticized as too lenient.
The guilty verdicts for multiple manslaughter and negligence were the first reached in the sinking of the cruise liner carrying more than 4,000 crew and passengers near the Tuscan shore in January 2012.
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