At least 5 killed, 7 injured as three-storey building collapses in Latvia

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At least five people were killed and another seven, including children, were injured after a three-storey residential building collapsed in central Latvia, the State Fire-Fighting and Rescue Service said on Sunday.

At least five people were killed and another seven, including children, were injured after a three-storey residential building collapsed in central Latvia, the State Fire-Fighting and Rescue Service said on Sunday.

The building collapsed on Sunday in the town of Upmala in the Malpils district, located some 150 km (93 miles) south east of the capital Riga. Two men aged 52 and 62 and three women aged 48, 57 and 79 died in the fire.

Among those injured in the fire are two girls aged 4 and 10, the service said.

The causes of the fire are being established.

The three-storey brick house was built in 1972 and had no centralized heating. The apartments in the building were heated with stoves and gas.

 

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