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Bucharest night club explosion : 27 dead, scores injured


5:18 PM (5 hours ago)

to Zahed, me

Bucharest nightclub explosion kills at least 27 and nearly 180 people are injured. They were rushed to the nearby hospitals. The explosion took place at Colectiv club in downtown Bucharest on Friday around 10:20pm local time.

Bucharest is a city of 3 million people. At the time of incident nearly 300-400 people were in the club and enjoying the
“pyrotechnical show”.The show went wrong. The fireworks set the stage
on fire, causing thick smoke and forcing the
audience run through to the exit, which has resulted into a stampede.

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis expressed his greaf towards the families of the victim and said on Facebook “I am shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic
event that occurred tonight.” “It is a very sad for all of us, for our nation and for me personally. In this
painful time, I express my full compassion and solidarity with the families of those affected by this tragedy.”

Soon after the incident dozens of ambulances arrived at the
scene 15 minutes later. Mobile hospitals were also set up the injured were treated at the scene, while those with severe injuries were rushed to the hospitals.

The citizens were urged to donate blood as the situation has become very critical. The
emergency wards were fully packed and extra medical personnel being called in.