By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The tenth victim of the June 27 color powder explosion at the
Formosa Fun Coast water park died Thursday and was named as Kuo Li-chun, 31.
Almost 500 people were injured when the cornstarch powder ignited during an event in New Taipei City’s Bali District inspired by the Indian festival of Holi.
Kuo had been transferred to a hospital in Tainan the day after the disaster to be closer to her relatives in the city.
Doctors said that infections caused her health to break down, eventually resulting in death Thursday. Her condition was similar to the other victims who died, most of them young people around the age of 20.
Half of the young woman’s body had been covered in second- to third-degree burns, reports said, with the injuries concentrated on her head, arms and legs. She had undergone surgery several times but in the end, the infections still overpowered her, according to media reports.