Building collapses, injures six

  • 1999-07-29
RIGA (BNS) - A two-story building in central Riga collapsed July 26, injuring six passengers in a nearby trolleybus.The building was run-down at Ernesta Birznieka Upisa Street 2. It collapsed early in the morning of July 26, and the front wall landed on trolley bus no. 22, which starts its route there. Two people, including the bus driver, were seriously injured. Four others sustained minor injuries. One woman and three men were hospitalized.Ieva Zvidre, a Riga police spokeswoman, said that careless work by the Timmermans company, which was planning to demolish the building, caused its coll...
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