4/8/2009

Italian officials this week blamed poor enforcement of building codes for the deaths that occurred during an earthquake earlier this week. Many modern buildings collapsed during the earthquake, which struck the Abruzzo region. Over the past five to 30 years, the type of cement used has put the newer buildings at risk, according to Italy's National Council of Architects. The group also noted that no sufficient regulations monitor construction.

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