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37 dead in grocery roof collapse in Latvia
« on: November 22, 2013, 08:11:07 AM »
Via AP: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/17-dead-grocery-roof-collapse-latvia

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RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvian officials say that at least 37 people have died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of a roof collapsed at a supermarket in the country's capital.

Rescue service spokeswoman Viktorija Sembele says she expects the death toll to rise as workers search to find trapped people under the rubble.

The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials say that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work.

Officials say 35 other people were injured, including 10 firefighters.


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Re: 37 dead in grocery roof collapse in Latvia
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 08:54:51 AM »
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Latvian police: Number of people killed after supermarket roof collapse now at 45 - @AP
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