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Owners Of Romanian Club Charged With Manslaughter As Death Toll Rises To 32


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The death toll has risen to 32 from the tragic club fire that occurred at the Colectiv in Bucharest, Romania over the weekend. The deaths and resulting 180 plus injured stemmed from a show played by Goodbye To Gravity—whose guitarists Vlad Telea and Mihai Alexandru also perished in the fire. The fire, and resulting stampede, was caused by flammable foam insulation accidentally being ignited by the bands pyro display and as a result, the club’s owners, Costin Mincu, Alin George Anastasescu and Paul Gancea are all now facing manslaughter charges.

Prosecutors have stated that the club was over capacity, failed to meet numerous safety standards and was shown to only have one operational entrance for the general public. According to the BBC, one of the owners conceded that their actions were “ignorant and irresponsible” in failing to maintain safety standards with the club.

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