HELPING OTHERS:The water park fire has led to a spike in organ donations around the country, with a donation occurring almost every day over the past three weeks
Date: Jul 21, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A 25-year-old man yesterday died of injuries he sustained in the Color Play Asia disaster at
Formosa Fun Coast (八仙海岸) last month, bringing the death toll from the incident to eight.
Chen Meng-hung (陳孟宏) was pronounced dead at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei before midday after his family decided not to continue medical attempts to save him, the hospital said.
Chen suffered second-to-third-degree burns over 55 percent of his body, as well as inhalation burns, the hospital said.
His condition was listed as stable, but later deteriorated, it said.
Of the nearly 500 people injured in the June 27 incident, 175 people remained in critical condition as of Sunday.
The accident occurred when cornstarch powder ignited at a party at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in New Taipei City’s Bali District (八里), engulfing partygoers in fire. [FULL STORY]