July 1, 2015
TAIPEI, Taiwan – The father of an American who was badly burned in a sudden inferno at
a Taiwan water park said Wednesday that the family was anxious about how the young man would fare in the next few days.
Roger Haas of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, said his son Alex Haas, 26, is fighting for his life after 90 percent of his body and his lungs were burned.
He said the family faults the park management for the fire last Saturday that killed one person and burned hundreds more.
“We are in no way holding the country of Taiwan responsible for any of this at all,” the father said. “However, there is a responsibility here, and it is with the water park and people that did not take the time to consider the situation of spraying the powder onto the public.” [FULL STORY]