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Russia ready to assist to Latvia to supermarket collapse

November 22, 2013, 14:44 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Twenty-five people, including three rescuers, died during the incident in the Latvian capital on November 21
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MOSCOW, November 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said Russia was ready to assist to Latvia after the roof of a supermarket in Riga collapsed, spokeswoman to the Emergency Situations Ministry Irina Rossius told Itar-Tass.

“In compliance with an intergovernmental agreement Russia would be grateful for information. Latvia can always hope for aid of Russian rescuers,” Rossius quoted the minister as saying on Friday.

Puchkov expressed condolences on the death of people. “We learnt with grief about the death of rescuers. Their work is dangerous,” Puchkov said.

Twenty-five people, including three rescuers, died during the incident in the Latvian capital on November 21. Among injured persons are eight rescuers.

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