The young woman who drowned in a locked basement “alternative club” during last weekend’s floods has been named.
Ionela Olguta, who was 23, came from the small town of Bralia in Romania.
She was apparently working at Club California on the night before the floods. Emergency services received a call from her at 9.27am saying that she was trapped in the basement club and the flood waters were rising. Emergency services were unable to rescue her in time and found her body floating by the bar.
Ionela’s parents had no idea that their daughter was working in an escort club, describing her as a good girl who her family very much, especially her 11-year-old sister.
Ionela’s boyfriend, the owner of Club California, has been detained by police investigating the case.