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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]

 

State to cover all treatment expenses of survivors of Colectiv club fire in Bucharest

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Friday, October 30, the law providing that those injured in the 2015 Colectiv club fire in Bucharest will benefit from lifelong financial support from the state. Their treatment, in the country or abroad, will be covered by the Ministry of Health, according to News.ro.

The law was adopted on October 14 by the Chamber of Deputies, as a decision-making body, and was sent to president Iohannis for promulgation.

Also on Friday, the president laid a flower wreath in front of the building that hosted the Colectiv club and held a moment of silence in the memory of those who lost their lives in the fire.

The Colectiv club in Bucharest burned down on October 30, 2015, during a concert by local rock band Goodbye to Gravity. Hundreds of people were in the club that night, way more than its normal capacity, and 64 of them lost their lives. The tragedy led to massive street protests and the fall of the government led by Victor Ponta, which was replaced with a technocrat cabinet led by Dacian Ciolos. 

The fire was caused by the fireworks used inside the club during the concert. Investigators said that the soundproofing insulation was not fireproof as well, so it caught fire, generating hot toxic gases that burned the lungs of those who inhaled the smoke. The club had no fire exits, and its only fire extinguisher didn't work.

A video recording of the emergency crews' intervention on that night, made public in October 2019 - four years after the tragedy, showed an uncoordinated response and chaos, as the rescuers were overwhelmed by the situation.

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(Photo source: Presidency.ro)

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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]

 

State to cover all treatment expenses of survivors of Colectiv club fire in Bucharest

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Friday, October 30, the law providing that those injured in the 2015 Colectiv club fire in Bucharest will benefit from lifelong financial support from the state. Their treatment, in the country or abroad, will be covered by the Ministry of Health, according to News.ro.

The law was adopted on October 14 by the Chamber of Deputies, as a decision-making body, and was sent to president Iohannis for promulgation.

Also on Friday, the president laid a flower wreath in front of the building that hosted the Colectiv club and held a moment of silence in the memory of those who lost their lives in the fire.

The Colectiv club in Bucharest burned down on October 30, 2015, during a concert by local rock band Goodbye to Gravity. Hundreds of people were in the club that night, way more than its normal capacity, and 64 of them lost their lives. The tragedy led to massive street protests and the fall of the government led by Victor Ponta, which was replaced with a technocrat cabinet led by Dacian Ciolos. 

The fire was caused by the fireworks used inside the club during the concert. Investigators said that the soundproofing insulation was not fireproof as well, so it caught fire, generating hot toxic gases that burned the lungs of those who inhaled the smoke. The club had no fire exits, and its only fire extinguisher didn't work.

A video recording of the emergency crews' intervention on that night, made public in October 2019 - four years after the tragedy, showed an uncoordinated response and chaos, as the rescuers were overwhelmed by the situation.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Presidency.ro)

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