Latvian store search ends with death toll at 54November 25, 2013 @ 7:42 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) - Latvia's rescue service says it has finished searching the site of a collapsed supermarket in which 54 people died, including three firefighters, and at least 40 were injured.
The four-day operation was interrupted on Saturday when a large portion of the roof caved in, but no one was injured.
Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis on Monday called the supermarket collapse a "serious crime" and said it is not a case where there can be no guilty party.
Latvian officials say 40 people are participating in the investigation, which will likely take several weeks. Possible explanations for the disaster include a flawed design, substandard construction materials, and corruption.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Working Through It
State troopers stay on the job despite seeing their own homes burn down
Fans turning to the secondary market will pay a hefty premium to see the Seahawks
As crews battle multiple wildfires, we take a look back at the at fire prevention's spokesbear
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.