In Amatrice, this is a day of tears and final farewell to 37 of the 292 victims of the earthquake. The funeral will take place today at 6 p.m. in the town devastated by the earthquake and not in Rieti, as it had been feared at first. The displaced people had rebelled against this hypothesis, asking loudly to get back their dead. On Monday afternoon, Matteo Renzi, after a telephone conversation with the mayor Sergio Pirozzi, tweeted that the funeral would have taken place in Amatrice, “as it should be.”
Once the victims of the earthquake symbol-town, the investigation of the prosecutor’s office of Rieti will begin investigating on the collapse of public and private buildings in the area hit by the quake. The chief prosecutor Giuseppe Saieva will require the acquisition of the necessary documents to build, renovate, or restaurate the artifacts that collapsed last Wednesday. In particular, the “Capranica” school in Amatrice, renovated in 2012, and the bell tower of the church of Accumoli, which collapsed, killing an entire family of husband, wife and two young children who were in their own home. The buildings will be impounded to carry out technical inspections. “After the funeral and burial of the victims, I will entrust this task to the police,” said the prosecutor of Rieti. The prosecutors have been evaluating these days also the opening of an investigation file on the use of public funds devoted to securing the buildings that collapsed later on.
In the file opened against unknown individuals for murder and culpable disaster “at the moment there is only the authorization for the burial of the victims”, minimizes Saieva. Today, however, it has been rumored to material related to the Accumoli church has been seized, but the prosecutor did not confirm it. The investigation of Ascoli Piceno prosecutors are investing on the collapses and damage caused to buildings in Pescara del Tronto and Arquata, especially on the school in the latter town. Prosecutors of the Marche region are investigation also the consequences of the earthquake in Amandola, in the province of Fermo, where the hospital was damage – evacuated the night of the earthquake – and other public and private buildings. The goal is to identify any anomalies in its construction and renovation. Police and firefighters will shortly deliver an initial report to the prosecutor of Ascoli Umberto Monti.