Sunday 23 October 2016

Nightclub worker (28) dies after suffering severe burns in fire at popular venue

Published 10/08/2016 | 08:01

A man who suffered severe burns in a nightclub fire has died in hospital.

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The 28-year-old was badly hurt in Monday night's blaze at Studio 338, close to the O2 Arena in Greenwich.

He was rushed to a hospital in east London but a Scotland Yard spokesman said on Wednesday: "He died in hospital on Tuesday August 9."

The club's Facebook page have identified the man as Tomas.

"Our hearts are smashed and broken. Tomas fought for as long as he could given the extent of his injuries. He was as strong as an Ox but it was too much even for him. We are so sad to tell you all that he died a few minutes ago," reads the Facebook post.

"He was so pure and beautiful. An inspiration to us all, always postive, never complaining, working through the night to make sure the parties were the best they could be for you and us.

"We are all so devasted to lose him like this. Everything we do from now on is for you our brother."

Detectives and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the cause of the fire.

Around 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines attended the blaze at its height, which sent smoke into the sky which could be seen across the capital.

The London Fire Brigade said it broke out on Tunnel Avenue and a large part of the ground floor of the club and part of its first floor were alight. An industrial warehouse and a scrap paper processing yard, along with 40 pallets of paper, were affected.

Some gas cylinders were also affected and a safety cordon was put in place until the cylinders cooled.

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