By: Christie Chen
Taipei, June 28 (CNA) The dust explosion at Formosa Fun Coast Water Park in New Taipei Saturday has injured over 500 people, most of them in their teens and 20s, and has left many parents distraught and heartbroken.
The mother of 17-year-old Hsueh Ming-chuan (薛明娟) said her severely burned daughter was lying on an inflatable boat in the water park when she found her, over an hour after the explosion.
“All her skin was gone. Her hands were shaking … and she kept calling for me,” the visibly distraught mother told local reporters Sunday.
Hsueh’s ordeal was shared by many who attended a party at the water park that night, when colored corn starch that was sprayed onto the crowd exploded, engulfing partygoers in fire. Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the explosion. [FULL STORY]