Netizens explode after government asked to pay each Formosa Fun Coast blast victim NT$12 million
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Netizens are fuming after DPP Legislator Tuan Yi-
kang (段宜康) and families of the victims of the disastrous Formosa Fun Coast explosion filed a motion to have the government pay NT$12 million in compensation for each victim of the fire, instead the owners of the venue or the organizers of the event, reports TVBS.
In 2015, colored corn starch was discharged into a crowd of concert goers at the Formosa Fu Coast Water Park (八仙樂園) in Bali District, New Taipei City to create a festive color party, unfortunately the highly flammable dust ignited and scorched over 500 people, resulting in 496 injuries and 15 deaths.
Two years after what is considered the worst mass injury event in the history of New Taipei, victims and their families are still seeking in vain for justice and compensation. Though the organizer of the party,Lu Chung-chi (呂忠吉), was sentenced to five years in prison, he was later set free. [FULL STORY]