Turkey sends medical team to Romania for Turks injured in nightclub fire
AFP photoTurkey has sent a medical team to Romania to support the treatment of two Turks injured in nightclub fire, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said on Nov. 5.
One of the Turkish nationals caught in the fire was severely injured and is under intensive care while the other has been released from hospital, he told reporters.
One professor and two specialists went to Bucharest on Nov. 4 and two more doctors specializing in burn injury treatment from GATA Hospital will also travel to the country on Nov. 6.
The medical team will not only help the Turkish nationals but other injured people as well, he said.
The nightclub fire killed more than 30 people in Romania last week. Witnesses said the fire broke out during a heavy-metal concert in the basement club when a spark ignited foam decor, sending panicked people stampeding for the single-door exit. The death toll stands at 32, with some 130 still hospitalized, dozens of them in serious or critical condition.