Romania to mourn victims of Bucharest nightclub blaze

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Romania to mourn victims of Bucharest nightclub blaze

<p>Three days of national mourning has been declared in Romania after 27 people died in a nightclub fire in Bucharest.<br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dozens die in nightclub blast. <a href="https://t.co/ub3cuXEBst">https://t.co/ub3cuXEBst</a> <a href="https://t.co/IiPBF7VXLi">pic.twitter.com/IiPBF7VXLi</a></p>— Herald Sun (@theheraldsun) <a href="https://twitter.com/theheraldsun/status/660243499179098113">October 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Authorities say 148 others are being treated in hospitals across the city.</p> <p>The country’s president Klaus Iohannis visited the site of the disaster: “It is unimaginable that this place was used as a venue where so many people gathered for a concert and for such a tragedy to take place in such a short period of time. It seems that even simple rules have been ignored,” he said.<br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Klaus Iohannis visiting the site of last night's tragedy in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bucharest?src=hash">#Bucharest</a> <a href="https://t.co/Q2Tsg7VL40">pic.twitter.com/Q2Tsg7VL40</a></p>— Kit Gillet (@KitGillet) <a href="https://twitter.com/KitGillet/status/660412110338437121">October 31, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>As many as 500 young people packed the Colectiv Club.</p> <p>A pyrotechnic display, part of a heavy metal bands’ stage show, <br /> went tragically wrong.<br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Singer at Romania nightclub did not realize fire danger (<a href="https://t.co/QIYNoao2A2">https://t.co/QIYNoao2A2</a>) <a href="https://t.co/ju5mwWBPyf">https://t.co/ju5mwWBPyf</a> <a href="https://t.co/ShzrLERTUg">pic.twitter.com/ShzrLERTUg</a></p>— 1001portails US (@1001ptUS) <a href="https://twitter.com/1001ptUS/status/660473073594970112">October 31, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The club went up in flames in a moment and in the stampede to escape people were crushed and trampled.<br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">27 killed in fire at Halloween party in nightclub <a href="https://t.co/pVdlbUZfut">https://t.co/pVdlbUZfut</a> <a href="https://t.co/WxTouwzRGA">pic.twitter.com/WxTouwzRGA</a></p>— Evening Standard (@standardnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/standardnews/status/660396906279923712">October 31, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>It has emerged that one of the two exits were blocked off and clubers had break down the door.</p> <p>More damning still, the fire brigade claimed the club made no application for a fire permit. </p> <p>The government has ordered checks on clubs across the country to ensure fire regulations are being observed.</p>