Colectiv Owners Face Charges for Deadly Bucharest Bar Blaze (31 dead, 100s injured)

Nov 2, 2015

Investigators probing the deadly Bucharest bar blaze that left 31 patrons dead and 200 more injured this weekend are weighing criminal charges against the club’s owners for safety violations. 

Colectiv Owners Face Charges for Deadly Bucharest Bar Blaze (31 dead, 100s injured)

Survivors of the fatal inferno at Colectiv said there was only one “narrow” exit for hundreds trying to flee a fire that rapidly engulfed the venue when a rock band’s pyrotechnic show went haywire.

Up to 500 young clubbers were trapped inside the flammable building as everyone began to stampede toward the entrance -- half made it out, half didn’t, in what is now considered to be Europe’s worst such disaster in decades.

Two guitarists of the heavy-metal group responsible for igniting Friday’s hellish conflagration died at the scene, while three other members of ‘Goodbye To Gravity’ suffered serious injuries.

Monday morning, “teams of police officers, forensic experts and pyrotechnical specialists are continuing an onsite investigation and hearings,” Romanian prosecutors announced in a tersely worded statement.

Meanwhile, as the government’s accident probe quickly morphs into a manslaughter investigation, about 140 burned and trampled victims remain hospitalized; many of whom are in critical condition and may yet still die.

Eponymous Rox
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