Water park: A separate marketing firm put on the “Color Play Asia” party Video shows a fireball erupting, followed by people running through flames Firefighters believe a flammable powder exploded in midair, according to state news
Date: June 27, 2015
By: Greg Botelho and Kevin Wang, CNN
(CNN)More than 225 people were injured — about 100 of them seriously — after flammable powder apparently exploded in midair at a recreational water park in Taiwan, the East Asian nation’s official Central News Agency reported.
The flames erupted when the unknown substance blew up over a stage around 8:30 p.m. Saturday (8:30 a.m. ET) at Formosa Fun Coast, firefighters said, according to the CNA report.
CNA reported that “the fire was quickly brought under control,” but not before at least 229 people suffered injuries — 97 of them were in serious condition.
Video showed a massive fireball suddenly engulfing the stage, followed by screaming people running for their lives through flames. [FULL STORY & VIDEO]