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Information is currently being gathered on the fire scene in Riga, Merkela Street, including the identification of the victims, as well as of the people who died in the tragic accident. We invite people who have failed to contact their families and who may have been in this hostel to call +371 67829250 or to write an email: cietusie@riga.vp.gov.lv, and to name the data and characteristics of the alleged victim: sex, first name and surname, special features, possible clothing, and to indicate their contact details.


State Police Operational Control officers will collect the information received. Given that information on victims and deaths can only be obtained on site, police officials should report it to the nationals on an individual basis, including on-site applications.


Criminal proceedings following Chapter 20 of the Criminal Law have been initiated in relation to what happened.


We express our condolences to the families of those who died.