Some of the Bucharest nightclub fire victims are being transported by NATO planes to hospitals in Norway and the UK.
The blaze at Bucharest’s Colectiv club on October 30 was started by fireworks that ignited foam on the club’s walls.
On November 8, four more people died of their injuries, bringing the number of deaths to 45, officials say.
Bogdan Enache, the drummer of Goodbye to Gravity band playing the venue, died after his condition worsened on a military plane taking him for treatment in Switzerland.
The plane turned back to Romania but Bogdan Enache died soon after it landed.
Another nine deaths were announced on November 7.
The fire led to mass protests and the resignation of PM Victor Ponta’s government.
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More than 30 people remain in a serious or critical condition in hospital, Romania’s health minister said on November 8.
The ministry says 21 people are being treated in hospitals across Europe and in Israel.
The NATO plane left Romania to transport 12 burns victims to the UK and Norway, Emergencies Minister Raed Arafat said. It was not stated how many victims were being taken to each country.
The club owners have been arrested amid allegations that the venue was overcrowded, lacked the required number of emergency exits, and may not have been authorzed to hold such a concert.
Hundreds of protesters continue to hold rallies in Bucharest. The demonstrations have now entered their sixth day.
VIDEO The death toll from last weekend’s fire in Bucharest nightclub Colectiv has risen to 41, after nine more people died of their injuries, Romanian officials say.
Seven people died in Bucharest hospitals, while another two passed away in the Netherlands, where they had been treated.
The fire at Colectiv club in Romania’s capital Bucharest on October 30 was started by fireworks.
It led to mass protests and the resignation of the government led by PM Victor Ponta.
Three owners of the club have been arrested amid allegations that the venue was overcrowded, lacked the required number of emergency exits, and may not have been authorized to hold such a concert.
More than 100 people are still being treated, including 48 who are in critical condition.
Concerns that safety at the club was compromised because of corruption have further fuelled public anger against the political elite.
Thousands of protesters held a rally in Bucharest on November 6 – for the fourth consecutive day.
VIDEO Romania’s PM Victor Ponta has resigned a day after over 20,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest to protest against Colectiv nightclub fire that left 32 people dead.
Last week’s fire in Bucharest started when a heavy metal band performing at the club set off fireworks.
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Protesters called for Victor Ponta to step down, complaining of government corruption and poor safety supervision.
Victor Ponta said on November 4:
“I am handing in my mandate, I’m resigning, and implicitly my government too.
“I hope the government’s resignation will satisfy the people who came out in the streets.”
VIDEO Bucharest nightclub fire’s death toll has risen to 30 after three more people died of injuries, Romanian doctors say.
Dozens of others remain in critical condition after the fire in the Colectiv club, apparently caused by fireworks set off by a heavy metal band.
According to officials, it is possible the number of fatalities could double.
The news came as 12,000 people marched silently through the Romanian capital in memory of the victims.
People carried flowers and lit candles at a memorial outside the nightclub.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has said safety regulations seem to have been ignored at the club.
The fire broke out at about 22:30 local time on October 30 at the Colectiv club, which was hosting a free rock concert by the band Goodbye to Gravity. Up to 400 people are thought to have been inside.
Survivors say the fireworks caused the ceiling and a pillar to catch fire and produce heavy smoke.
A stampede for the exit followed. More than 140 people are being treated in hospital, some with severe burns.
On November 1 officials said all of the dead had been identified.
Romania has declared three days of national mourning after the tragedy.
Safety regulations seem to have been ignored by the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, where a fire killed 27 people last night, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has said.
Survivors say the fire started after Goodbye to Gravity heavy metal band set off fireworks, causing the ceiling and a pillar to catch alight and producing heavy smoke.
A stampede for the exit followed. At least 184 people are being treated in Bucharest hospitals, some with severe burns.
Romanian government has declared three days of national mourning.
“I am saddened, but also revolted that a tragedy of this scale could have taken place in Bucharest,” President Klaus Iohannis said.
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“We already have indications that the legal regulations had not been respected,” he said.
“I hope that the authorities manage their inquiry with speed and rigor.”
The fire broke out at about 22:30 at the Colectiv club, which was hosting a free rock concert by the band Goodbye to Gravity. Up to 400 people are thought to have been inside.
Some people initially thought the fire was part of the show, survivors said.
The Colectiv club was in a converted former factory with two small exit doors, only one of which was possible to open initially.
More than 180 people suffered injuries, including from burns and smoke inhalation. Officials have warned that the death toll may rise.
Hundreds of people who responded to appeals for blood donations queued outside hospitals and blood banks on October 31.
PM Victor Ponta cut short a visit to Mexico to return to Bucharest.