French court sentences driver over Mont Blanc fire

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BONNEVILLE, France, July 27 (Reuters) - A French court on Wednesday sentenced a Belgian driver whose truck caused the deadly Mont Blanc tunnel fire in 1999 to a four-month suspended jail term. Four firms and a dozen individuals have been on trial in the Alpine town, charged with involuntary manslaughter for the blaze in the Mont Blanc tunnel which killed 39 people and took over 53 hours to extinguish. In a widely expected decision, the court decided to drop charges against Swedish ...

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