Photo: Supermarket collapse in Argentina
The death toll from the collapse last week of the roof of a supermarket in the southwestern Argentine city of Neuquen has risen to seven, officials said Sunday.
The death toll is not expected to rise further because the names of the missing have all been matched to the bodies found at the site, Neuquen province Cabinet Coordination Minister Gabriel Gastaminza said.
Workers will continue to search the rubble of the Cooperativa Obrera supermarket in Neuquen city, Gastaminza said.
“The final list is seven and the work of searching and removal (of the rubble) will, hopefully, not turn up any other victims,” Gastaminza said.
The victims have been identified as Lorena Ockier, 38; Ida Martinez, 74; Fedra Yañez, 18; Juan, 3, and Thiago Yañez, 5; Carlos Arrigoni, no age given, and Evans Carlos Aguilar, no age given.
The roof collapse at the Cooperativa Obrera supermarket in Neuquen, located 1,153 kilometers (715 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires, occurred Thursday night and is under investigation.