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Romania: Footage shows music venue where blast killed at least 2701:30

Romania: Footage shows music venue where blast killed at least 27

Romania, Bucharest
October 31, 2015 at 07:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Candles were lit in honour of those who died, while journalists were still gathered outside the Colectiv music venue, Saturday, the morning after a blast left at least 27 dead and around 180 injured in central Bucharest on Friday night. The incident occurred at around 23:00 local time (21:00 GMT).

Up to 400 people were inside the club watching a local band, rock outfit 'Goodbye to Gravity', perform a Halloween gig when a blast erupted in the venue. Although the cause has not yet officially been confirmed, it's thought to have been triggered by a pyrotechnics show during the concert.

Dr. Raed Arafat, Minister of Health, stated that a total of 146 people have been taken to hospitals around the city so far, with medical sources indicating that at least nine are in a critical condition.

The government has declared three days of mourning and has called an emergency cabinet meeting that is scheduled to start at 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT).

Romania: Footage shows music venue where blast killed at least 2701:30
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Candles were lit in honour of those who died, while journalists were still gathered outside the Colectiv music venue, Saturday, the morning after a blast left at least 27 dead and around 180 injured in central Bucharest on Friday night. The incident occurred at around 23:00 local time (21:00 GMT).

Up to 400 people were inside the club watching a local band, rock outfit 'Goodbye to Gravity', perform a Halloween gig when a blast erupted in the venue. Although the cause has not yet officially been confirmed, it's thought to have been triggered by a pyrotechnics show during the concert.

Dr. Raed Arafat, Minister of Health, stated that a total of 146 people have been taken to hospitals around the city so far, with medical sources indicating that at least nine are in a critical condition.

The government has declared three days of mourning and has called an emergency cabinet meeting that is scheduled to start at 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT).