Photocoverage "LOSS OF THE PRECIOUS"Print

Photocoverage of Aleksandrs Vinks from rescue works in supermarket  „Maxima”,  Riga, Priedaines Street 20 on 21 – 24 November 2013 dedicated to victims of the tragedy open in Latvian Fire-fighting Museum from 17 December 2013.

On 21st November 2013 roof of supermarket ”Maxima” on Priedaine Street No 20 in Riga of 1500 m2 collapsed.

54 people lost their lives, among them were 3 fire-fighters-rescuers, several people were wounded including 12 rescuers;  3 children have lost both parents, 13 children – one of parents, no children were killed; this is the largest tragedy since renewal of freedom of Latvia and one of the largest tragedies in Europe during the last 20 years; 493 fire-fighters-rescuers, 25 brigades of Immediate Medical Assistance Service, 27 employees of State police and 309 employees of Municipality police with 60 means of transport and several military persons from National Armed Forces worked at the place of tragedy for almost 4 days and nights; various technics–5 cranes, tens of trucks, excavators, trailers, lift baskets and other technics from companies ”Rigas Tilti”, ”Celu parvalde”, ”Tilts”, ”Viadukts”, ”Roadeks”, ”Arsava”, ”Jurmalnieks AK”, ”E Buvvadiba”, ”Alfis” and others were involved in rescue works.

We’ll live on - in remembrance of victims of ”Maxima” tragedy and in hope such tragedy not to repeat.