By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the anniversary of the fatal color dust explosion at a New Taipei City water park approaching, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an objection against the temporary asset seizure of NT$500 million (US$15.5 million) demanded by 39 plaintiffs.
On June 27 last year, the ignition of colored cornstarch dust thrown over a crowd at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in the Bali district injured almost 500 people, with 15 victims succumbing to their injuries over the following months.
A total of 39 of the injured demanded the temporary seizure of the money from the park management in order to safeguard future compensation, but the company filed appeals against previous rulings in the victims’ favor. Wednesday’s Supreme Court rejection of the park’s objection was final, reports said. [FULL STORY]