The Prime Minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis, resigned Yesterday Wednesday November 27th after saying he is politically responsible for the collapse of a supermarket roof that killed 54 people and wounded at least 40 others last week, the Associated Press reports.
The roof of Maxima Supermarket located in Riga collapsed on Thursday November 21 killing several people including three rescue workers. 39 others were seriously injured. The supermarket collapse is said to be the worst disaster in Latvia since 1950.
Dombrovskis, who was the longest-serving prime minister of Latvia (2009 – 2013) felt to guilty about the tragic incident that he resigned. 🙁