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

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.