Romanian nightclub fire kills over two dozen
Saturday, October 31, 2015
The club was hosting an album launch party which attracted hundreds of attendees at the time of the fire. As of this morning, some people thought to be attending the nightclub were still unaccounted for.
A witness told local media that pyrotechnics used in the club ignited nearby objects. The Facebook page for the album launch event said "customized light show and pyrotechnic effects" were to be used at the scene.
A Reuters said "there was a stampede of people running out of the club."occurred as people flocked to exits in an attempt to flee from the nightclub. A witness interviewed by
On the Facebook page for the album launch event, users who believed people they knew may have been attending the event posted questions asking about where their friends or family members were. Many victims of the fire did not carry any form of identification with them. The Government has set up a hotline for those whose friends or family members are believed to have been at the club.
President of Romania ((ro))Romanian language: cutremurat și profund îndurerat by the incident.
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- Kit Gillet. "Dozens killed after explosion at Bucharest nightclub" — , October 30, 2015