Romania in mourning after Bucharest club blaze kills 27


BUCHAREST – Romania was plunged into mourning on Saturday after 27 people were killed and nearly 200 injured when a fire ripped through an underground club in Bucharest.

Survivors spoke of the horror that unfolded when fireworks unleashed a blaze, followed by a stampede as terrified clubbers sought the exit. The government declared three days of national mourning and was holding an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday morning.

President Klaus Iohannis said that there were indications that safety regulations had been ignored at the club, and called for a swift investigation.


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