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Colectiv club tragedy death toll reaches 58

Another person injured in the devastating Colectiv nightclub fire on October 30, a 28-year-old woman has died early on Friday in a hospital in Germany, bringing the death toll to 58, medical sources told Agerpres.

Thirty persons injured in the fire are being treated in hospitals abroad.

Another 44 Colectiv fire injured are still being treated in Bucharest hospitals, 11 of them being in critical or serious condition, the sources added.

“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 Romania’s Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) in a communique released on Thursday.

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.

Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu: “We will continue with all normative acts to create a programme for these patients”

The new minister of health visited three of the hospitals treating victims from the Colectiv club fire, on Thursday. He talked to the doctors and with the families of the patients. ‘They are very well taken care of. I want to thank the entire medical staff, they are doing an outstanding job. What we can do is offer them conditions to be able to keep on doing that. Beyond budget pages that have been signed, we will continue with all normative acts ad measures to create a programme for these patients who are very special and require a lot of care. And we should not forget about the families of these patients who suffered a major shock. I talked to some of the parents’, said Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu, according to Digi24.

Over 47,000 de euro raised from charity concerts

The #ÎmpreunăRezistăm [Together We Resist] charity concerts organised from 12 to 14 November raised a total of 47,943 euros that will be donated to the victims of the Colectiv tragedy, according to Agerpres.
The highest amount – 30,000 euro – was collected for the concert at Arenele Romane in Bucharest, on 14 November, from direct donations, goods and ticket sales as well as catering, the organisers say.
All the other events under the #ÎmpreunăRezistăm umbrella were organised by local producers who wanted to join the charity action.
All the money raised will be directed to the Estuar Foundation and spent on helping the victims of the #Colectiv tragedy.

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