Latvia marks two years since Zolitūde disaster

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Families and friends of victims of the Zolitūde disaster, plus survivors and Latvian society at large on Saturday marked two years since the roof of a supermarket in the Zolitūde suburb of Riga collapsed, killing 54 people.

A new 'temporary' memorial to the victims was due to be unveiled at the site of the tragedy, and a book titled Remember Zolitūde celebrating the lives of those who died was officially launched.

An investigations of the cause of the disaster has been concluded but and court cases against those believed to be responsible for possible shoddy construction and a lack of enforcement of building regulations are only just beginning. 

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