The roof caved in between 17:00 and 18:00 local time. Due to the electrical system automatically locking the doors and trapping several people inside the store, people had to break the glass to escape. It has been reported by eyewitnesses that the roof collapsed over the checkout counters, where there were many people waiting in lines. Latvian television and radio also reported that the roof also had collapsed over sections of the store where the most popular products were placed. According to the vice-mayor of Riga, about 50 people are still trapped inside the building. The roof fell not only into the building, but also on several cars parked outside the store. Several minutes after the collapse, another wall collapsed trapping more people, among them several firefighters. Next morning, it was reported that 47 people have been killed, including 3 firefighters,and 40 have been injured, of which 10 were firefighters.
This makes me very sad. 😦 Make this seen, pray for Latvia. ;( Please, just do it.
xoxo, Porcelain Doll.