Armenian citizen killed in Riga supermarket collapse

Rescue workers pulled more bodies from the ruins of a collapsed supermarket in the Latvian capital, Riga, on Friday, taking the death toll to 32 with others feared buried in the rubble, Reuters reports.

Earlier on Friday officials reported 14 dead, but the number continued to rise throughout the morning. More people are believed to be still trapped in the ruins of the Maxima store, the authorities said, after its roof fell in Thursday evening, but the exact number as of Friday morning remained unclear.

Rescue services said some 40 injured people had been rescued from the rubble; many of them were hospitalized in serious condition.

A second collapse took place when rescuers were already working at the scene, local news site Delfi reported. At least three rescuers were among the victims, the police said early Friday.

Citizen of the Republic of Armenia Naira Grigoryan was among the victims, Press Service of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.

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