Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon sends support to victims of Romanian nightclub fire

Costel Pantilimon.
Costel Pantilimon.

The Premier League footballer has spoken out about the tragedy in his home country.

The nightclub fire has already claimed the lives of 30 people and dozens of others remain in critical condition, with up to 180 people injured after a pyrotechnic display sparked blaze during a concert in the Romanian capital of Bucharest.

And Pantilimon, who is a prominent member of the Romanian national team, offered his support to all those affected.

He said: "I don’t have the words in this moment because what happened is simply horrible.

"I just want to send my condolences to the families affected because this is a tragic moment.

“I and my family offer our support to the people who are suffering and we are together in this moment.”

He added: “What has happened is awful and people still have serious problems, so as a country we need to stick together and as families and friends support each other.”