• Thousands march as Romania disco fire toll rises to 30

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    BUCHAREST: Thousands of people marched in central Bucharest on Sunday to honor the victims of a weekend disco fire as the death toll from the tragedy climbed to 30. Police said some 10,000 people marched from the city’s emblematic University Square to the scene of the blaze, where many were already gathered before a sea of flowers and candles set out by mourners. Authorities said three more badly burned victims succumbed to their injuries on Sunday, bringing the death toll from the late Friday blaze to 30, adding that the toll could still rise “significantly.” Some 140 were still in hospital on Sunday, with 35 in critical condition, according to state secretary for health Raed Arafat. Investigators say 29 of the injured have yet to be identified.

    AFP

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