Colectiv nightclub fire
President Klaus Iohannis laid a wreath on Wednesday morning in front of Colectiv Club, in the memory of the tragedy which occurred four years ago. On this occasion, the head of state lit a candle and kept a moment of silence before the improvised altar in front of the club in the memory of the victims of the fire which took place on 30 October 2015.
The Colectiv tragedy remains a "difficult" lesson, "a deep wound" in the memory of Romanians that requires a strong sense of responsibility on the part of all, dismissed Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday. "October 30, 2015 has gone down in our memory as one of the saddest days, when the destinies of dozens of young people were ended.
Premier Viorica Dancila announced her support for the Colectiv club fire victims' law change proposal so that they should have their medical care costs covered for as long as needed. "I received the letter of the victims of the Colectiv club tragedy and in the last days we looked for solutions to offer them the support they need.
Pope Francis arrived on Friday in Romania for a historic three-day visit between May 31 and June 2.
The head of the Catholic Church was welcomed at the main airport by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and his wife along with Romanian Orthodox clerics, officials and hundreds of people with messages of greeting.
One year and three months after the tragedy in the Colectiv disco in Bucharest which killed 64 people and caused mass protests and the resignation of the former government, the capital of Romania was rocked by a similar incident on Saturday morning but no victims have been reported.
A popular night club burnt up and over 40 people were taken to the hospital, reported Reuters.