27 Killed In Fire Outbreak In Romanian Nightclub

Many of the hospitalised victims suffered from severe burns.
Many of the hospitalised victims suffered from severe burns.

Many of the hospitalised victims suffered from severe burns.

Romania was plunged into mourning on Saturday after 27 people were killed and nearly 200 injured when a fire ripped through an underground nightclub in Bucharest. Survivors spoke of the horror that unfolded when fireworks- set off during a pre-Halloween gig by a heavy metal band- unleashed a blaze, followed by a stampede as terrified clubbers sought the exit. The government declared three days of mourning and organised an emergency cabinet meeting. The blaze broke out at around 11:00pm (2100GMT) Friday at the Colectiv night club, where, according to eye witnesses between 200 and 400 youngsters had gathered to a performance by rock group Goodbye to Gravity. Twenty-six people died in the club and one died in hospital, the secretary of state for the interior, Raed Arafat, said. Of the nearly 200 injured, 146 people were hospitalised for burns, smoke inhalation and other injuries, he said. “This is the worst tragedy of its kind” to have ever happened in Bucharest, Arafat said. President Klaus Iohannis said he was “shocked” and in “deep pain.”

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