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Prime minister quits over supermarket tragedy

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RIGA, Latvia — Latvia’s prime minister resigned today in the wake of last week’s supermarket collapse that killed 54 people and provoked outrage among the Baltic country’s citizens.

Valdis Dombrovskis’ unexpected announcement, which automatically triggers the fall of the entire center-right government, followed his meeting with President Andris Berzins.

Police have opened a criminal investigation into the cause of the tragedy. Possible explanations for the disaster include a flawed design, substandard construction materials, and corruption.

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