Romanian explosions: burn victims arriving in European hospitals for emergency treatment

In the aftermath of Saturday's deadly explosions at a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) station in Crevedia near Bucharest, Romania has requested EU assistance for the treatment of severe burn victims

Eventi - pubblicata il 28 Agosto 2023

Source: European Commission Spokesperson’s Service

In total nine countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, and Sweden) have offered to receive patients via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Patients have already arrived in Belgium, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Norway.

The tragic explosions in Romania have left dozens of people, including first responders, in need of urgent medical care. My thoughts remain with the victims, their families and colleagues at this time. European countries reacted immediately with offers to treat the victims at their hospitals. Already 12 patients transferred via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism are receiving emergency care in Belgium, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Norway. I thank all countries for extending their solidarity to Romania at this dark hour when it is most needed. Our goal now is to save lives,” said the EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič.

The EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is in constant contact with Romania and the authorities of European authorities to mobilise any additional assistance as required.

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