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Latvian PM, government resign in wake of tragedy

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November 27, 2013 07:21 AM EST | AP

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RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia's prime minister has resigned after accepting political responsibility for the collapse of a supermarket roof in the capital that killed 54 people and wounded at least 40 others.

Valdis Dombrovskis was the longest serving prime minister in Latvia's history.

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