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BUCHAREST (Agency) 31 Oct: Twenty six people died and 145 were injured in a fire and explosion in a Bucharest, Romania, nightclub during a rock concert that featured fireworks late on Friday, government officials and witnesses said, in one of the capital's worst incidents in decades.
The death toll has likely stabilised at the club, which held about 400, mostly young adults, Deputy Interior Minister Raed Arafat said.
Several witnesses said there were fireworks inside the club. A pillar and the club's ceiling went up in flames and then there was an explosion and heavy smoke, they said.
"The situation is slowly stabilising ... we have many people with burns, intoxicated with smoke and people squashed," Arafat said, adding many victims have no identification documents.
Arafat said the victims were admitted to 10 hospitals in Bucharest.
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