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Rescue services say 12 dead after Latvia supermarket roof collapse

Paramedics inspect a firefighter on a stretcher after he was moved from the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the
Paramedics inspect a firefighter on a stretcher after he was moved from the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
People gather near the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
People gather near the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Emergency service unit personnel work at the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTER
Emergency service unit personnel work at the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
An emergency service personnel speaks on his mobile phone as he walks past rubble from the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013.  Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in t
An emergency service personnel speaks on his mobile phone as he walks past rubble from the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013.  Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Rescuers search for survivors on Nov 21, 2013, under the rubble at the Maxima supermarket in Riga, after a roof collapsed. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the prev
Rescuers search for survivors on Nov 21, 2013, under the rubble at the Maxima supermarket in Riga, after a roof collapsed. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Ambulances are pictured parked near a store with a collapsed roof in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day.-- PHOTO: REUTERS
Ambulances are pictured parked near a store with a collapsed roof in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day.-- PHOTO: REUTERS
Rescuers work at the Maxima grocery store after its roof collapsed in Riga, Latvia, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: AP
Rescuers work at the Maxima grocery store after its roof collapsed in Riga, Latvia, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: AP
The collapsed roof of a store is pictured in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
The collapsed roof of a store is pictured in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
A store with a collapsed roof in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A store with a collapsed roof in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Latvia's Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (left), Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (centre) and a senior emergency services official speak to the media near the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday t
Latvia's Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (left), Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (centre) and a senior emergency services official speak to the media near the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO : REUTERS
A firefighter watches the rescue operation at the site of the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day.
A firefighter watches the rescue operation at the site of the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga, Nov 21, 2013. Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day. -- PHOTO:  REUTERS

STOCKHOLM (REUTERS) - Rescue services said on Friday that 12 people had died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the capital, Riga, the previous day.

"Up to 6 am (local time) 12 people have been found dead, three of them were state fire and rescue service officials," Latvian rescue services spokesman Viktorija Sembele said.

"Overall eight firefighters have been injured," she said.

The roof of the building collapsed around 6pm on Thursday.