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Official: Foreign specialists arrive to help treat those injured in Bucharest nightclub fire

  • A child holds flowers as people light candles outside the Colectiv nightclub, during a mourning march joined by thousands in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. As the nation entered its second day of mourning, thousands paid their respects at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest’s 4th district, scene of mayhem and tragedy Friday night when a fire engulfed the venue, causing a panic that killed tens of people and injured many others, raising serious questions about fire regulations and safety procedures in Romania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    A child holds flowers as people light candles outside the Colectiv nightclub, during a mourning march joined by thousands in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. As the nation entered its second day of mourning, thousands paid their respects at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest’s 4th district, scene of mayhem and tragedy Friday night when a fire engulfed the venue, causing a panic that killed tens of people and injured many others, raising serious questions about fire regulations and safety procedures in Romania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • People cry while leaving the main forensic institute in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 as families started receiving the bodies of their loved ones after they were identified. As the nation entered its second day of mourning, thousands paid their respects at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest’s 4th district, scene of mayhem and tragedy Friday night when a fire engulfed the venue, causing a panic that killed tens of people and injured many others, raising serious questions about fire regulations and safety procedures in Romania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    People cry while leaving the main forensic institute in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 as families started receiving the bodies of their loved ones after they were identified. As the nation entered its second day of mourning, thousands paid their respects at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest’s 4th district, scene of mayhem and tragedy Friday night when a fire engulfed the venue, causing a panic that killed tens of people and injured many others, raising serious questions about fire regulations and safety procedures in Romania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman cries as her partner comforts her outside the Colectiv nightclub, during a mourning march joined by thousands in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. As the nation entered its second day of mourning, thousands paid their respects at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest’s 4th district, scene of mayhem and tragedy Friday night when a fire engulfed the venue, causing a panic that killed tens of people and injured many others, raising serious questions about fire regulations and safety procedures in Romania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    A woman cries as her partner comforts her outside the Colectiv nightclub, during a mourning march joined by thousands in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. As the nation entered its second day of mourning, thousands paid their respects at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest’s 4th district, scene of mayhem and tragedy Friday night when a fire engulfed the venue, causing a panic that killed tens of people and injured many others, raising serious questions about fire regulations and safety procedures in Romania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

An official says specialist doctors have arrived to Romania from overseas to help treat those injured in the fire in a Bucharest nightclub that killed at least 30 people.

Raed Arafat, an emergency situations official said Monday that a handful of specialists have arrived from Israel and France to help treat the 140 people who were hospitalized after the fire Friday night. Of those, 90 are in a critical or serious condition.

Arafat said that even if burns patients initially survive their injuries, medical problems can continue long afterward as "they tend to evolve in a stable manner and then start collapsing."

He said some cases need frequent operations and their wounds need to be cared for.

The government says it will cover patients' medical costs.