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European Commission


Brussels, 22 November 2013

Message from José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, to Andris Bērziņš, President of the Republic of Latvia, following the collapse of a supermarket roof in Riga

"I am deeply saddened by the terrible tragedy which resulted in the loss of lives of at least 32 people, following the collapse of the roof of a supermarket in Riga.

On behalf of the European Commission and on my own, I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to you Mr President and the people of Latvia. Please convey my expression of deepest sympathy and solidarity to the families of the victims and those who lost their lives in rescuing people as well as to all those affected by this tragic accident."

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