Journalist dies of injuries from Romania fire, toll now 46

Posted at 5:57 AM, Nov 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-09 07:05:18-05

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A television station says a popular television editor and photographer has died after succumbing to burns from the nightclub fire in Bucharest, raising the death toll in the tragedy to 46.

ProTV news reported Teodora Maftei died Monday at a hospital in Israel from burns sustained in the Oct. 30 fire.

Maftei, 36, was also a blogger and was well-known for her photographs.

After the fire, a Bucharest restaurant exhibited 23 photos she took in London in August to raise money for her treatment.

Raed Arafat, an emergency situations official, said Monday that 10 patients have been safely transported to Britain and Norway for treatment. Thirteen people died over the weekend.

The nightclub fire erupted after a spark ignited foam decor during a heavy-metal concert in the Colectiv basement club.