Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and other top officials visited the scene of the Riga tragedy today.
Dombrovskis described the nation's state of shock to reporters and called for higher standards of building safety inspections.
Around 50 people had gathered at the site waiting for information about their loved ones. Flowers were laid and candles were lit.
The latest reports have put the death toll over 40.
(Video by Reuters)