Saturday, October 31

 10/31/2015         No comments

An explosion and fire that happened at the Colectiv nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest during a Halloween rock concert yesterday has killed 27 people. 

154 people are injured in total and it is believed the death toll could continue to rise.

 According to reports, the fire started after fireworks burned through scaffolding. Clubgoers initially thought the flames were part of the show and did not immediately react, only for the blast and fire to tear through the building. See more pics from the chaotic scene after the cut. It is believed that around 400 people were in the club at the time of the blast and following fire. 

Victor Ionescu, who was at the club with his girlfriend, told Antena 3 TV that 'people were fainting, 
they were fainting from the smoke. It was total chaos, people were trampling on each other.' Flames reportedly engulfed clubgoers, burning their skin and hair. Media reports that emergency services arrived 11 minutes after the first call at 10.32pm local time 

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