The fire was reportedly started by pyrotechnics, and spread quickly in the small space of the nightclub.

Emergency services respond to the disaster outside the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest

Emergency services respond to the disaster outside the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest  .

A firework malfunction and subsequent fire at a Bucharest nightclub has killed 27 people and injured over 180 more.

Romanian news channel Digi24 reports that pyrotechnics inside the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest city centre started a fire, which spread quickly in the small club where over 500 people were attending an album launch party.

The Facebook event page for the party describes the “customized light show and pyrotechnic effects” that had been prepared.

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