By: Hau Hsueh-ching and Christie Chen
Taipei, (CNA) Less than a month ago, 24-year-old Chen Yi-ju (陳奕如) had a bright future
ahead of her. She planned to attend a cram school in July to prepare for a test to become a certified nurse.
But that all changed June 27, when colored corn starch exploded at a Taiwan water park party, injuring Chen and around 500 other partygoers, most of them in their teens and 20s.
Chen, who suffered second- and third-degree burns to 37 percent of her body, was rushed to hospital along with her boyfriend, who was also at the party. She was later transferred to the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Taichung Hospital in central Taiwan, where she has been receiving treatment ever since, while her boyfriend remains hospitalized in Taipei. [FULL STORY]