The horror unfolded at the Colectiv venue in Bucharest on Friday (30Oct15) when a blaze broke out as Goodbye to Gravity performed on a stage at the club.

The tragedy claimed 32 lives and left a further 180 victims injured, and reports suggest the death toll could rise over the coming days.

More than 20,000 citizens took to the streets of Bucharest on Tuesday night (03Nov15) to protest against Romania's poor public safety provisions, and hours after the demonstration, Ponta resigned as Prime Minister.

In a statement he said, "I'm handing in my mandate, I'm resigning, and implicitly my government too. I hope the government's resignation will satisfy the people who came out in the streets."

Goodbye to Gravity guitarists Vlad Telea and Mihai Alexandru perished in the blaze, and frontman Andrei Galut and bassist Alex Pascu were treated for their injuries in hospital.

Police are still investigating the cause of the inferno, which is believed to have broken out after fireworks were set off inside the venue. Three owners of Colectiv have been arrested as part of the probe.