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Romania bread factory blast injuries worsen political turmoil following fatal club explosion

06 November 2015

At least five people were injured in an explosion and fire at a bread factory in the Romanian city of Brasov on the evening of November 5. Prefect Mihai Mohaci said that the injured were transported to the County Emergency Hospital, according to the AGERPRES news agency quoted by Novinite.

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State Secretary Raed Arafat said that more victims were being searched for in the rubble as there are suspicions that other people may be missing. Brasov rescue services were joined by first response crews from adjacent counties.

An explosion followed by a fire at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest the previous week claimed the lives of 32 people and left 130 injured in hospital.

This resulted in mass protests calling for the resignation of the Romanian government and local authorities. Despite the resignation of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on November 4, protests across the country are continuing.

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