The Bucharest metal club fire tragedy continues to escalate with the death toll now up to 45, with drummer Bogdan Lavinius of Goodbye To Gravity one of the latest victims bringing the band’s death toll to three.
Lavinius was being transported to hospital in Zurich by plane when he died of a cardiac arrest during the flight. He was being transported to a new facility as his condition worsened.
Lavinius was the third member of the band to lose their life, with guitarists Vlad Telea and Mihai Alexandru among the 27 people who were killed from the explosion in the Colectiv nightclub last weekend.
On stage when the fire tore through the club, surviving members singer Andrei Galut and bassist Alex Pascu were hospitalized with burns and injuries from smoke inhalation, with Galut currently recovering in a treatment centre in the Netherlands, while Pascu’s family are trying to relocate him to a different hospital.
The owners of the venue were arrested last week on suspicion of manslaughter, accused of allowing too many people into the show, and illegally installing fireworks that sparked the fire.
The repercussions have been felt throughout the country following the fire, with 20,000 people protesting against corruption. Marching through the streets of Bucharest, the protesters forced the resignation of Prime Minister Victa Ponta and his government.
Meanwhile 95 people injured in the explosion are still being treated in Bucharest facilities, with 36 of that number remain in a critical condition.
Goodbye to Gravity – Atonement