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47 dead in grocery roof collapse in Latvia



Published: Fri, November 22, 2013 @ 1:03 p.m.

47 dead in grocery roof collapse in Latvia

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Hordes of shoppers were picking up food after work in the Latvian capital when an enormous section of the supermarket’s roof caved in. Firefighters rushed in to save them, only to be crushed themselves when a second part of the roof collapsed. The death toll from the rush-hour disaster Thursday evening at the Maxima supermarket in Riga rose to 47 today, including three firefighters, police said. Spokesman Toms Sadovskisk said the death toll is expected to go even higher, and that six of the dead were still unidentified.


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