Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50

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BUCHAREST: Four more people have died of injuries sustained in a devastating nightclub blaze in Romania, taking the toll in the inferno that brought down the government to 50, hospital sources said Wednesday. Two of the four latest victims of the October 30 fire at a Bucharest club had been undergoing treatment in Britain, where they were transferred over the weekend. The other two were in hospital in Romania. Colectiv nightclub was packed with revelers attending a rock concert when fireworks were let off, triggering a blaze and a stampede. Twenty-six people died on the spot, with another 200 suffering injuries. Around a dozen people were still listed in critical condition in Romanian hospitals Tuesday. More than 30 others have been flown abroad for treatment.

AFP

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