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Girl injured in Colectiv club fire dies, death toll reaches 57

Another person injured in the October 30 fire at Colectiv club in Bucharest died on Thursday at the Burn Surgery Hospital of Bucharest, hospital’s spokesman Adrian Stanculea told Agerpres.

It is a girl who had been transferred on Wednesday from the St. John Hospital to the Burn Surgery Hospital.

Thus, 57 persons died in the aftermath of the fire that occurred at October-end in Colectiv club.

Another 11 injured are still hospitalised in Bucharest, in a critical or serious state, and 33 more are in stable state.

Moreover, 30 fire victims are hospitalised at medical units abroad.

Five Colectiv fire burn patients dead abroad, repatriated; three more to follow

The dead bodies of five young people injured in an October 30 fire at Colectiv nightclub of Bucharest City who died at hospitals abroad after being transferred there have been repatriated; three more will follow today and tomorrow, Romania’s Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) reported on Thursday in a press statement to Agerpres.

MAE says the body of a young man who died in the UK is expected today, while tomorrow the bodies of two more who died in the UK and Germany.

“For the repatriation to Romania of the dead bodies of the Romanian nationals injured in the Colectiv tragedy who died abroad, the necessary amounts for international transportation have been provided from the special funds in the MAE accounts,” says MAE.

Out of respect for the families of the victims and according to the privacy legislation in force, no details about the identity of the victims or coordinates of the transport of the dead bodies will be made public.

“The Romanian diplomatic missions and consular offices have taken care of all legal formalities related to contracting morticians and the issuing of the necessary documents. At the same time, the Romanian representations have been in permanent contact with the relevant local authorities, deploying of due diligence to speed up locally initiated procedures that entail forensic and legal investigations, including the registration of the deaths and the authorisation of the funerary transport. The demarches led to the completion of all formalities demanded by local legislations, as soon as possible. The length of the repatriation process is determined by the domestic legal procedures in the respective countries,” reads the MAE statement.

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