Latvia to raze supermarket where 54 died in roof collapse

Riga, Latvia: Latvian officials say they will raze the supermarket where 54 people died after its roof collapsed.

Officials say that seven people, who they believe were in the supermarket when its roof collapsed Thursday, are still missing, but there is no hope that rescuers will find any survivors.

Rescue workers were clearing rubble late Saturday when another large section of the roof collapsed. Though no one was injured, officials decided to call a temporary halt to the operation.

Latvia to raze supermarket where 54 died in roof collapse

Candles and flowers are put outside the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia. AP

Interior Ministry officials say that, given the unstable construction, workers will use heavy equipment rather than sift through rubble by hand when work continues Sunday.

The government has published a list of the 54 victims. No children were among the dead.

Associated Press

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Updated Date: Nov 24, 2013 16:33:56 IST

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