27 Killed in Fire at Colectiv Club in Bucharest

colectiv84jpgTwenty-seven people were killed Friday night when a fire broke out at Colectiv Club in Bucharest, Romania. Attendance at the venue was estimated to be around four hundred during last night’s free rock concert. Witnesses say that fireworks were set off inside the building during Goodbye to Gravity’s performance, subsequently alighting a pillar on fire. The concert-goers thought that the fire show was a part of the performance, however the fire quickly engulfed the interior.

Over one hundred forty people are being treated in the hospital for injuries or symptoms of smoke inhalation and burns.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta will return to Romania promptly to address the unfortunate event that took place. Legal regulations regarding safety are being examined. We hope that the attendees will have a speedy recovery.