26 killed in Latvia care home fire

Extreme cold hinders rescue efforts after the building's roof collapses.


    The blaze caused the roof of the two-storeyed building to collapse.

    It was not immediately clear what started the blaze.

     

    Rescue efforts were hampered by extreme cold -- the temperature reached minus 25 Celsius - as several sources of water were frozen.

     

    Veisa said firefighters were forced to dig holes in the ice to find water.

     

    She said the care home had residents of all ages.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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