Scapegoat Found Guilty, a Month after the Tragedy in “Colectiv”: the Bucharest-Ilfov ISU Administration Suspended

Wed, 25 Nov 2015București, Romania

The scapegoats were found guilty, a month after the tragedy in “Colectiv” Club: the Bucharest-Ilfov Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) administration. According to the IGSU press release, the administration was released by order of the general inspector, col. Nicolae Cornea. That would be the first reaction of the IGSU general inspector, after more than a month since the tragedy had occurred. We are publishing the whole press release sent to our editorial board by the IGSU Press Office:

“On 24.11.2015, the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations had received a media notification which gave evidence of a document regarding the organization of a public event with a large amount of attending persons at the former PIONIERUL plant – 1st floor – and “Colectiv” club (for September 25th and 26th 2015) prior to the tragedy on 30th October 2015.

Upon receiving this notification, the IGSU general inspector informed the DSU leadership who immediately asked for an investigation at the Bucharest-Ilfov Inspectorate headquarters.

From the preliminary data of the particular investigation, it was concluded that the document had been received by email by IGSU, on September 23rd 2015, around 23.30. Since the settlement of the respective document was within the ISU Bucharest-Ilfov's competence, it was subsequently forwarded to the Inspectorate, on the morning of September 24th 2015, pending evaluation and proceedings.

ISU Bucharest-Ilfov then sent two notifications to the event organizer – EMAGIC – which did not mention any evaluation on the spot.

In order to ensure the objectivity of the evaluation activity, up to its conclusion, the general inspector of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) decided to allow the investigation of the administration of ISU Bucharest-Ilfov.

During the day, the IGSU general inspector will appoint the interim administration.”