Latvia supermarket search operation suspended after 3rd section of roof caves in

  • Article by: GARY PEACH , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 23, 2013 - 12:25 PM

RIGA, Latvia — A massive third section of the roof at a Latvian supermarket where at least 54 people were killed fell Saturday as emergency workers searched nearby rubble for more victims. Though no one was injured, officials suspended the effort as they considered the dangers of continuing the search in the unstable building.

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stueeNov. 23, 13 3:40 AM

Just a couple hours before the collapse the buildings alarm system sounded and everyone was evacuated. The building was looked over and nothing unusual was found and the shoppers were allowed to enter. Then the collapse occured. Evidently the weight and stress of the building materials on the roof for the construction of the garden/green space and play area was too much for the supports to handle.

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