2 more teens die after Romanian nightclub fire, bringing death toll to 50
BUCHAREST, Romania – Two Romanian teenagers injured in a deadly nightclub blaze in Bucharest have died in British hospitals, bringing the death toll to 50.
Friend Elena Beatrice Gagos confirmed the death of Vladut Roberto Andy on Wednesday — his 19th birthday. Media reported he died in a hospital in Chelmsford.
The A. D. Xenopol high school in Bucharest said Wednesday on its Facebook page that student Elena Nitu, 18, had died in a hospital in Liverpool late Tuesday.
Both teens had been transported by a NATO plane to Britain for treatment for burns sustained in the Oct. 30 fire.
Authorities say that 51 people remain hospitalized in a serious or critical condition — 27 in foreign hospitals. Some 36 were flown abroad for treatment in the past week.