"Two Italian students will be fined 27 million euros (equal to around sek 280 million) for they have caused a forest fire, reports Italian media."
"The two 22-year-olds arranged a barbecue in the vicinity of lake Como in northern Italy, on 30 december of last year. The fire spread and led to 1 000 hectares of forest were destroyed, according to prosecutors. Also several buildings were destroyed in the fire, and in one of them burned the cattle inside, writes the newspaper La Repubblica."
"The massive amount of the fine, which shall be divided equally between them, have been calculated on the basis of a century-old formula that takes into account the economic damage."
"the Students deny the crime. It is unclear how they will afford to pay the fine. The decision can be appealed."