Thursday, 27 February 2020

Latvia Supermarket Roof Collapse Kills 51

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  • A number of firefighters are looking for survivors in a supermarket roof collapse incident at Riga, Latvia (22/11). AP/Roman Koksarov

    A number of firefighters are looking for survivors in a supermarket roof collapse incident at Riga, Latvia (22/11). AP/Roman Koksarov

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The death toll from a collapse roof at a supermarket in Latvia's capital, Riga, climbed to 51,  Riga Mayor, Nils Usakovs said to CNN on Friday local time.

    Usakovs said between five and seven people are still believed to be trapped in the debris from Thursday's collapse at the Maxima supermarket, in western Riga.

    Police were using surveillance camera recordings to try to pinpoint the likely locations of victims under the rubble.

    In the meantime, Latvia's Interior Ministry said families of the vicims would receive US$95,600 in compensation. Treatment for the injured in the operation would also be paid for, the Ministry said.

    CNN | ANINGTIAS JATMIKA