Former ministers jail for serious train accident

Former ministers jail for serious train accident

World December 30, 2015 01:21

- Nearly four years after a train crash with 51 dead and 789 wounded in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, the leaders sentenced to long prison terms. The former ministers of Transport, Juan Pablo Schiavi and Ricardo Jaime received Tuesday for eight years and imposed six years in prison respectively.

They had made themselves guilty by the court to fraudulently management. Two transport companies were given prison sentences of up to nine years. The train driver has 3.5 years behind bars. In addition, convicted for another sixteen other defendants.

On February 22, 2012 was a train with unabated speed in a fender in Station Once run in. Families of the victims kept the poor condition of the trains and the lack of security responsibility for the disaster.

After the disaster, most railways of the country were nationalized and given a renewed infrastructure.

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