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Death toll rises to 35 in Romanian nightclub fire, as Romanians commemorate, protest

  • A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands above protesters shouting slogans against the Romanian politicians during the fourth day of protests, joined by tens of thousands across the country, calling for early elections, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.  Large street protests followed the Oct. 30 nightclub fire, which many Romanians blame on a weak enforcement of regulations and corruption. The street protesters have condemned the nation’s politicians as arrogant and corrupt and isolated from the problems of ordinary people. Banners read" You are feeding on our hunger," top left, "The culprits must pay," bottom left, and " not even you are above the law: in reference to politicians," far right bottom. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands above protesters shouting slogans against the Romanian politicians during the fourth day of protests, joined by tens of thousands across the country, calling for early elections, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Large street protests followed the Oct. 30 nightclub fire, which many Romanians blame on a weak enforcement of regulations and corruption. The street protesters have condemned the nation’s politicians as arrogant and corrupt and isolated from the problems of ordinary people. Banners read" You are feeding on our hunger," top left, "The culprits must pay," bottom left, and " not even you are above the law: in reference to politicians," far right bottom. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands above protesters shouting slogans against the Romanian politicians during the fourth day of protests, joined by tens of thousands across the country, calling for early elections, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.  Large street protests followed the Oct. 30 nightclub fire, which many Romanians blame on a weak enforcement of regulations and corruption. The street protesters have condemned the nation’s politicians as arrogant and corrupt and isolated from the problems of ordinary people. Banners read" You are feeding on our hunger," top left, and "The culprits must pay," bottom left. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands above protesters shouting slogans against the Romanian politicians during the fourth day of protests, joined by tens of thousands across the country, calling for early elections, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Large street protests followed the Oct. 30 nightclub fire, which many Romanians blame on a weak enforcement of regulations and corruption. The street protesters have condemned the nation’s politicians as arrogant and corrupt and isolated from the problems of ordinary people. Banners read" You are feeding on our hunger," top left, and "The culprits must pay," bottom left. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man touches his forehead holding a candle outside the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, as people mark one week since a deadly fire started during a concert. Romanian prosecutors on Friday questioned an owner of the nightclub where a fire killed 32 people and injured 180.  (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    A man touches his forehead holding a candle outside the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, as people mark one week since a deadly fire started during a concert. Romanian prosecutors on Friday questioned an owner of the nightclub where a fire killed 32 people and injured 180. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say three more people have died of their injuries a week after a fire broke out in a Bucharest nightclub, bringing the number of deaths in the tragedy to 35.

Raed Arafat, an emergency situations official, said Saturday that two people had died at the state burns hospital, while the manager at University Hospital, Catalan Cirstoiu, said a man there died of his injuries Saturday.

About 100 other people still remain hospitalized from the Oct. 30 blaze that erupted at the Colectiv basement nightclub during a heavy-metal concert. Panicked people fled for the sole exit in a stampede.

Late Friday, several thousand protesters gathered in Bucharest for the fourth consecutive evening, waving Romanian flags and calling for better governance and an end to corruption.