Sunday 4 December 2016

Romanian nightclub fire death toll climbs to 50 after teenagers die

Published 11/11/2015 | 14:01

Two Romanian teenagers injured in a deadly nightclub blaze in Bucharest have died in UK hospitals
Two Romanian teenagers injured in a deadly nightclub blaze in Bucharest have died in UK hospitals

Two Romanian teenagers injured in a deadly nightclub blaze in Bucharest have died in UK hospitals, bringing the death toll to 50.

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Vladut Roberto Andy died on Wednesday, his 19th birthday, his friend Elena Beatrice Gagos confirmed. Media reported he died in a hospital in Chelmsford.

The A D Xenopol high school in Bucharest said on its Facebook page that student Elena Nitu, 18, died in a hospital in Liverpool late on Tuesday.

Both teenagers had been transported by a Nato plane to Britain for treatment for burns sustained in the October 30 fire.

Authorities say that 51 people remain in hospital in a serious or critical condition - 27 in foreign hospitals. Some 36 were flown abroad for treatment in the past week.

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