The death toll from Jun 27’s blast at a water park in Taiwan has risen to five after the death of a 22-year-old who suffered 95 per cent burns in the incident.
Channel News Asia
Date: 12 Jul 2015
TAIPEI: The deadly explosion during a “colour party” at a Taiwan water park on Jun 27
has claimed a fifth life, local media reported on Sunday (Jul 12).
Huang Hsiao Hsuan, a 22-year-old female victim, suffered 95 per cent burns in the incident and succumbed to her injuries on Sunday morning.
There are still nearly 300 victims of the blast in intensive care, close to 80 per cent of them are in a critical condition. Around 1,000 spectators attended the Color Play Asia event at the Formosa Fun Coast water park, just outside Taipei.
Amateur footage showed partygoers dancing by a stage when the clouds of powder exploded into flames which swept through the crowd.
Some tried to douse the blaze with fire extinguishers and to put out burning victims who were running screaming for their lives. Three suspects have been released on bail as prosecutors investigate them on charges of offences against public safety and negligence causing severe injuries.