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Deadly Latvian Supermarket Collapse

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Latvia Roof Collapse

A late Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 view of the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Maris Morkans) A late Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 view of the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Maris Morkans)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Rescuers work at the Maxima grocery store after its roof collapsed in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Latvian rescue officials say a roof at a large grocery store in the country's capital collapsed killing several people and injuring more than a dozen people. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov) Rescuers work at the Maxima grocery store after its roof collapsed in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Latvian rescue officials say a roof at a large grocery store in the country's capital collapsed killing several people and injuring more than a dozen people. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Rescuers work at the Maxima grocery store after its roof collapsed in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Latvian rescue officials say a roof at a large grocery store in the country's capital collapsed killing several people and injuring more than a dozen people. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov) Rescuers work at the Maxima grocery store after its roof collapsed in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Latvian rescue officials say a roof at a large grocery store in the country's capital collapsed killing several people and injuring more than a dozen people. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Rescuers work at the Maxima grocery store after its roof collapsed in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Latvian rescue officials say a roof at a large grocery store in the country's capital collapsed and killed several people and injuring more than a dozen people. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov) Rescuers work at the Maxima grocery store after its roof collapsed in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Latvian rescue officials say a roof at a large grocery store in the country's capital collapsed and killed several people and injuring more than a dozen people. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

A medical worker uses a defibrillator to treat a victim of a roof collapse the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, late Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, as other rescuers gather around. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Maris Morkans)

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APTOPIX Latvia Roof Collapse

A view of collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov) A view of collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Passers by react outside the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Maris Morkans)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

A policeman, centre right, guards victim bodies outside the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Maris Morkans)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

A teenager warms up with a blanket outside the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia Thursday evening, Nov. 21, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Maris Morkans)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

A late Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 view of a rescue operation outside collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Maris Morkans) A late Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 view of a rescue operation outside collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Maris Morkans)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Flowers outside the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

A view of collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov) A view of collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Workers carry a stretcher with a firefighter outside the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Police and rescue workers surround the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Candles and flowers outside the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Debris, foreground,which was removed by rescue teams during a search for victims at the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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APTOPIX Latvia Roof Collapse

A view of the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov) A view of the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Rescue workers search debris of the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Rescue workers carry a stretcher with a victim outside the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)

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Latvia Roof Collapse

Rescue workers carry a stretcher with a victim outside the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in the country's capital, emergency medical officials said Friday. The reason for the collapse during shopping rush-hour Thursday was still not known but rescue and police officials said that possible theories include building's design flaws and poor construction work. (AP Photo/ Roman Koksarov)