(ANSA) – Rome, September 16 – A Rome judge on Monday sent two
officials to trial in a case regarding the Italian authorities’
response to a migrant-boat wreck in October 2013 in which 268
people died, including 60 children.
The victims were asylum seekers fleeing the civil war in
The defendants are Leopoldo Manna, the official who was in
charge of the Coast Guards’ operations centre, and Luca
Licciardi, the head of the Navy’s operations centre.
They are accused of dereliction of duty and culpable
The trial will start on December 3.
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