Romanian Club Fire: Owners Arrested

  • Axl Rosenberg

Costin Mincu, Alin George Anastasescu and Paul Gancea, the three owners of the Bucharest club where 31 people died at a Goodbye to Gravity show this past Friday, have been arrested on charges of manslaughter.

According to the BBC, the three owners, ages 28 through 36, “are accused of allowing the club to be overcrowded and of not taking sufficient steps to ensure it had enough emergency exits.” They have apparently already admitted that the club, Colectiv, had a lack of emergency exits, and apologized, for whatever that’s worth to the loved ones of the dead. One of the men is said to have copped to being “ignorant and irresponsible,” while another has confessed “that he had put thousands of lives in danger.” None of the owners have released any statements yet, but assuming the BBC’s sources are accurate, it sounds as though at least two of them are ready to take responsibility for their actions.

Meanwhile, the BBC also released this photo, which was taken by concert-goer Vlad Busca just moments before the deadly fire erupted. Note the pyro, which caused the accident:

goodbye to gravity moments before fire

More news as it becomes available.

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