Shoddy Home Renovations May Have Contributed To Italy Earthquake Toll

August 27, 2016 11:09 AM

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Shoddy Home Renovations May Have Contributed To Italy Earthquake Toll

Rome, Italy: Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for the high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, according to a prosecutor investigating the disaster.

As questions mount over the deaths of nearly 300 people, prosecutor Giuseppe Saieva indicated that property owners who commissioned suspected sub-standard work could be held responsible for contributing to the quake's deadly impact.

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