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Experiment to help with Zolitude tragedy's investigation could take place this March

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe experiment investigators have planned to perform in order to help with the investigation of Zolitude tragedy could be carried out in the second half of March. The first results may come as soon as summer, as reported by the head of the Criminal Police Andrejs Grišins this Wednesday, January 15.

He said that a construction company has been hired to reinforce the ruins of the supermarket to make it safe for police and experts to continue collecting evidence. He added that the criminal case may be separated into separate criminal processes as the investigation progresses.

Deputies of the Saeima Parliamentary Inquiry Committee invited representatives of State Police to attend a meeting in order to hear the report regarding the progress of the investigation of Zolitude tragedy.

Deputies wanted to know how the investigation is progressing and what has been uncovered so far. ‘The court will make conclusions. We want things to progress,’ – as it was previously stated by the head of the committee Romualds Ražuks.

It was previously reported that police investigators have confiscated ten thousand documents and more than 80 data storage devices related to the Zolitude tragedy. Most of the territory surrounding the collapsed supermarket has been cleared of debris. Police officers will remain at the site until all necessary procedures are completed there.

It is important to gain access to the interior of the collapsed structure to continue the investigation. In order to do so, it is first necessary to make sure the ruins of the building are stable and safe to enter. When all is done to make sure it is safe, construction experts can begin their work there.

Representatives of SP report nearly 90 letters with different information about Zolitude’s Maxima have been received from residents so far.

A total of 46 investigators work day and night to uncover the truth behind this tragedy. In addition to that, more than 40 police officers also participate in the investigation. They perform interview witnesses, inspect documents related to the case and perform other important tasks.

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