51 dead in grocery roof collapse in Latvia

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 am

RIGA, Latvia (AP) - As Latvian rescue workers searched Friday for bodies in the rubble of a supermarket collapse that killed dozens, speculation about the cause focused on a garden and a playground being installed on the grass- and gravel-covered roof.

The death toll from the Thursday evening rush-hour roof collapse at the Maxima supermarket in Latvia's capital had risen to at least 51, including three firefighters, police said.

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