Death toll rises to 35 in Romanian nightclub fire 
Maria Ion, a 38 year-old widow and mother of five, who died in the fire at the "Colective" nightclub where she occasionally worked as a cleaning lady, lies in a coffin wearing a bride's dress, as two of her children, Denisa, 15, left, and Alexandra, 11, pose next to her after requesting a souvenir picture with their mother, at the family's house in Bucharest, Romania - AP
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BUCHAREST:  Authorities say three more people have died of their injuries a week after a fire broke out in a Bucharest nightclub, bringing the number of deaths in the tragedy to 35.

Raed Arafat, an emergency situations official, said Saturday that two people had died at the state burns hospital, while the manager at University Hospital, Catalan Cirstoiu, said a man there died of his injuries Saturday.

About 100 other people still remain hospitalized from the Oct. 30 blaze that erupted at the Colectiv basement nightclub during a heavy-metal concert. Panicked people fled for the sole exit in a stampede.

Late Friday, several thousand protesters gathered in Bucharest for the fourth consecutive evening, waving Romanian flags and calling for better governance and an end to corruption.

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