posted on May, 30 2011 @ 01:36 PM
Last updated at 9:11 PM on 27th May 2011
Accusations of manslaughter against Italy's top seismologist for failing to predict a devastating natural disaster have been likened to a 'witch
hunt' by leading geologists.
Enzo Boschi, president of Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), is now facing a trial - along with six others - for
failing to predict an earthquake that killed 308 people in 2009.
The accusations were made by Italian Government officials, who say the scientists and technicians should have warned the pubic, it has been
A spokesman for the U.S. Geological Society (USGS) told FoxNews.com: 'It has a medieval flavor to it -- like witches are being put on trial.'