Romanian Nightclub Fire Death Toll Reaches 60 After Teen Death

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A man touches his forehead holding a candle outside the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania on Nov. 6, 2015. 

Romanian authorities say a 19-year-old student has died of injuries sustained in a nightclub fire in Bucharest, bringing the death toll to 60.

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The town hall of Sinaia said Alexandru Hogea, an IT student, succumbed to his injuries in the AKH Vienna General Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Hogea was a native of the mountain resort of Sinaia. The health ministry said a 22-year-old man died on Saturday at the St. Ioan hospital in Bucharest from his burns.

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Andreea Stefan, a 28-year-old human resources employee at a managing consulting company, died Friday in a hospital in the German town of Bochum where she had been transferred for treatment.

A spark ignited foam decor during a concert at the Colectiv nightclub on Oct. 30, sending panicked revelers stampeding to a single-exit door.


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