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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Konstantin (aka Leon Brookhill) was born in Moscow's Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (VDNKh) district on 23 February 1961 the second son of a School master. Educated at Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982. He was recruited to the Soviet 40th Army serving as a Сержант in Aghanistan,later transferring to 1008th Flak Artillery Regiment, before being struck in the shoulder by a stray shell fragment. Konstantin invalided out of the Army started up as Soviet blogger 'Maaxmann', later becoming a guard for a Moscow ballet company and it was there accompanying them in the West, that he had his first taste of the 'High Life'. Failing to return to Russia he resided first in Reutlingen, where he became a correspondent for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung...later he moved to London to write for the Telegraph,where he now resides with his wife and 2 children.

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