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At least 4 die in roof collapse at Latvian mall

By CNN Staff
updated 9:02 PM EST, Thu November 21, 2013
People place flowers and light candles in front of the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, on Saturday, November 23, two days after dozens of people reportedly died in a roof collapse. Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs said authorities suspect building materials stored on the roof caused it to collapse Thursday. People place flowers and light candles in front of the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, on Saturday, November 23, two days after dozens of people reportedly died in a roof collapse. Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs said authorities suspect building materials stored on the roof caused it to collapse Thursday.
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Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
Deadly roof collapse in Latvia
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Roof of mall in western Riga collapses, Latvian news agency says
  • Deaths are reported
  • Mayor says perhaps 30 people are trapped

(CNN) -- The roof of a shopping mall collapsed in Latvia's capital on Thursday evening, killing four people and trapping dozens of others, officials in the Baltic country said Thursday.

The country's national news agency LETA, citing a government official, reported there were four deaths.

A toddler was among the injured at the Maxima shopping mall, located on Priedaines Street in western Riga's Zolitude neighborhood, according to LETA.

Mall collapse kills at least four

Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs told CNN that authorities think as many as 30 people may be trapped in the building. He said it appeared building materials stored on the roof caused the roof to collapse.

At least 13 fire brigades, a large number of ambulances and the city's mayor arrived at the scene, LETA reported.

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