26 people killed and more than 80 injured

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Oct. 31, 2015: Emergency services work outside a nightclub in Bucharest, Romania after an explosion inside. (REUTERS/Inquam Photos)

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At least 26 people were killed and more than 80 others injured late Friday after an explosion ripped through a Romanian nightclub, Sky News reported.

Romania’s Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea said the explosion took place at a club in downtown Bucharest.

The blast occurred during a Halloween party at the Colectiv nightclub, which had over 400 people inside at the time, Sky News reported.  

Witnesses at the scene told Digi 24 television station the explosion came after a spark on a stage where a band was performing ignited some of the polystyrene decor.

Some victims left the scene with severe burns, while others were being resuscitated on the street outside the venue, according to Romanian media reports.

The country’s ministry said there were  60 ambulances and fire engines sent to the scene and a mobile hospital has been set up outside.

Fox News. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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