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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian authorities check over 160 clubs after fire destroys famous Bamboo Club in Bucharest

Teams made of firefighters and representatives of the Interior Ministry checked 162 clubs in Romania on Saturday night, giving total fines of more than RON 200,000 (EUR 44,500), and closing one club.

The authorities decided to start checking the clubs again after a fire burned down the famous Bamboo Club in Bucharest on Saturday morning. A total of 42 people were taken to the hospital by the emergency intervention crews or went to the hospitals on their own, most of whom were released on Saturday morning. Fortunately, none of the victims had burns.

The authorities checked 162 clubs on Saturday night, giving a total of 118 fines with a total value of RON 203,000 for “failure to comply with fire protection regulations,” according to a statement from the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU).

The control teams mainly wanted to see if the clubs respect the regulations regarding the use of electrical installations, the proper signalling of evacuation routes, the fire protection equipment, escape routes, employee training, fire safety permits, and evacuation plans in case of fire.

Moreover, a club from Branesti commune, Gorj county, was shut down after the control teams found that the number of people in the club exceeded by more than 10% the maximum limit, which represented a serious violation of the law.

These preventive actions are to continue in the coming period, according to IGSU.

A similar action was organized in November 2016, when the authorities checked 448 clubs and gave fines of more than RON 788,000 (EUR 175,000). Moreover, at that time, two clubs from Brasov mountain resort were shut down because the number of people inside exceeded the maximum limit.

The firefighters and the Ministry of Interior started checking the clubs in Romania more closely after the tragic fire at Colectiv Club in Bucharest, on October 30, 2015, killing a total of 64 people.

Romania’s President reacts after Bamboo Club fire: Laws and rules have again been broken

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian authorities check over 160 clubs after fire destroys famous Bamboo Club in Bucharest

Teams made of firefighters and representatives of the Interior Ministry checked 162 clubs in Romania on Saturday night, giving total fines of more than RON 200,000 (EUR 44,500), and closing one club.

The authorities decided to start checking the clubs again after a fire burned down the famous Bamboo Club in Bucharest on Saturday morning. A total of 42 people were taken to the hospital by the emergency intervention crews or went to the hospitals on their own, most of whom were released on Saturday morning. Fortunately, none of the victims had burns.

The authorities checked 162 clubs on Saturday night, giving a total of 118 fines with a total value of RON 203,000 for “failure to comply with fire protection regulations,” according to a statement from the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU).

The control teams mainly wanted to see if the clubs respect the regulations regarding the use of electrical installations, the proper signalling of evacuation routes, the fire protection equipment, escape routes, employee training, fire safety permits, and evacuation plans in case of fire.

Moreover, a club from Branesti commune, Gorj county, was shut down after the control teams found that the number of people in the club exceeded by more than 10% the maximum limit, which represented a serious violation of the law.

These preventive actions are to continue in the coming period, according to IGSU.

A similar action was organized in November 2016, when the authorities checked 448 clubs and gave fines of more than RON 788,000 (EUR 175,000). Moreover, at that time, two clubs from Brasov mountain resort were shut down because the number of people inside exceeded the maximum limit.

The firefighters and the Ministry of Interior started checking the clubs in Romania more closely after the tragic fire at Colectiv Club in Bucharest, on October 30, 2015, killing a total of 64 people.

Romania’s President reacts after Bamboo Club fire: Laws and rules have again been broken

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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