Latvian PM, government resign after deadly tragedy

Rescue workers search debris of the Maxima supermarket in Riga,  Latvia.
  • Latvia%27s prime minister has resigned after accepting political responsibility for the collapse of a supermarket roof.
  • 54 people were killed and at dozens more wounded in incident.
  • Valdis Dombrovski was the longest serving prime minister in Latvia%27s history.
  • RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia’s prime minister has resigned after accepting political responsibility for the collapse of a supermarket roof in the capital that killed 54 people and wounded at least 40 others.

    Valdis Dombrovski was the longest serving prime minister in Latvia’s history.

    Police have opened a criminal investigation into the cause of last week’s tragedy.

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