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French mayor sentenced to 4 years jail in Xynthia case

A French court has sentenced a mayor to four years in jail in a trial for manslaughter. The court ruled René Marratier concealed flood risks in

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French mayor sentenced to 4 years jail in Xynthia case

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A French court has sentenced a mayor to four years in jail in a trial for manslaughter.

The court ruled René Marratier concealed flood risks in La-Faute-Sur-Mer to favour lucrative property developments which resulted in the deaths of 29 people when a sea wall gave in during storm Xynthia in the west of France in 2010.