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Romania: Govt. resigns amid protests over Colectiv nightclub fire that killed over 30 people

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9 November 2015

Bucharest nightclub fire: death toll reaches 45 as drummer of band dies

Author: The Guardian

The drummer of the heavy metal band playing when a fire broke out in a nightclub in Bucharest has died, bringing the death toll to 45...Dozens of people who were injured in the fire remain hospitalised with serious burns as authorities warn that the death toll could continue to rise.

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9 November 2015

Bucharest nightclub fire: PM and government resign after protests

Author: The Guardian

The embattled Romanian prime minister has announced the resignation of his government following large protests over a nightclub fire that killed more than 30 people.

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9 November 2015

Romania: Colectiv nightclub fire death toll climbs to 31

Author: News.com.au

Authorities say another person has died of injuries sustained in the Colectiv nightclub fire and stampede in Bucharest, bringing the death toll to 31...More than 130 people remain in hospital after fire engulfed the club on Friday night — 90 are in critical or serious condition...[P]rosecutors say three of the club’s owners are suspected of manslaughter and involuntary bodily harm over the deadly fire.

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9 November 2015

Romanian club deaths: Manslaughter probe launched after fire kills 31

Author: CBC News

Romanian prosecutors opened a criminal manslaughter investigation on Monday against the three owners of the Bucharest nightclub where a fire killed 31 people and injured nearly 200 during a weekend rock concert...The fire that ravaged the Colectiv nightclub is one of the worst disasters to hit the European Union state in decades and has shaken up Romanians, who are distrustful of building safety and the way local authorities issue permits and licenses.

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9 November 2015

Romanian nightclubs admit safety failures after Bucharest fire

Author: The Guardian

Owners of Colectiv club questioned over deadly fire on suspicion of manslaughter and causing involuntary bodily harm...Three Romanian nightclubs acknowledged...that they had been reckless and failed to respect safety standards,following a fire at a Bucharest venue in which at least 31 people died. The fire engulfed the basement club Colectiv during a concert...Witnesses say a spark from a pyrotechnics show set fire to foam decor, causing panic as people rushed towards the venue’s single exit. Of the 180 people injured, 90 remain in a serious condition in hospital, and authorities predict the death toll could rise significantly. Other clubs promised to close or improve safety.

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