According to Blabbermouth, the death toll from the the tragic fire at the Colectiv, in Bucharest, Romania, which occurred during Goodbye To Gravity’s album release show, has now increased to over 40 people. Among the latest deaths is the band’s drummer, Bogdan Lavinius, who died in the hospital this morning (November 8). The Guardian also reports that there are still 107 people injured, with 48 being in critical condition.
In other news, Mayor Cristian Popescu Piedone has also resigned, and has been arrested for suspicions of corruption, since he may have helped give the club a permit to operate. This news comes after Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta and his government stepped down, after being called corrupt by protesters for having inadequate safety standards.
The club owners themselves were arrested for manslaughter, due to them not following safety standards. The fire was a result of pyrotechnics, which set the foam insulation ablaze.