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Italy arrested two for building bridges with sub-par material

Christian Fernsby |
Two businessmen were arrested for allegedly building roads and bridges across Italy with poor-quality materials.

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Topics: ITALY    BRIDGES   

The material was inferior to what they stated, both in quality and quantity, police said. This posed a major risk to stability and safety.

They allegedly paid bribes to avert detection. The men, Francesco and Salvatore Nicchiniello, worked all over Italy, police said.

The Naples-basd probe involved the towns of Villa Literno and Lusciano. Italy has seen a number of bridge collapses. The worst was in Genoa in August 2018, when 43 people died.

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