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Eight to Stand Trial in Train Bombing

November 7, 1987

ROME (AP) _ Eight people have been ordered to stand trial on charges stemming from a 1984 train bombing that killed 15 people and wounded 230, the news agency AGI reported Saturday.

The Dec. 23, 1984 bombing of the Naples-to-Milan express train was allegedly carried out through cooperation between right-wing terrorists and members of the Mafia.

AGI, quoting unidentified judicial sources, said the trial order is included in a report on the case compiled by Judge Emilio Gironi. The date of the trial was not given and the report did not say when the indictments were handed down.

Topping the list of suspects is Giuseppe Calo, according to AGI. Calo now is being tried in separate proceedings against alleged Mafia members in Palermo, Sicily.

Also facing terrorism and explosives charges in the train bombing are Luigi Cardone, Guido Cercola, Franco di Agostino, Alfonso Galeota, Antonino Rotolo and Giuseppe Missi. The eighth man, Yugoslav Friedrick Schaudin, was ordered to stand trial on charges of causing a disaster.

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