Death toll rises to 39 in Romanian nightclub fire

Seven more people succumbed to burn-related injuries on Saturday, just over a week after a fire broke out in a Bucharest nightclub, authorities said, bringing the death toll in the tragedy to 39. Many in Romania have blamed lax government safety standards for the deadly blaze. Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his Cabinet resigned Wednesday after mass protests. Adrian Stanculea, spokesman for the state burns hospital, said three men died at that facility on Saturday, while the manager at University Hospital, Catalin Cirstoiu, said a man there died of his injuries.



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