Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
The health department of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan is ready to deliver skin from
deceased donors to hospitals in northern Taiwan that are treating people for burns sustained in Saturday’s dust explosion at an amusement park in New Taipei, a city official said Sunday.
The department and Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, where the donated skin is stored, are standing by for the deployment of the Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center, said Wang Hsiao-hsing, a division chief at the Kaohsiung Department of Health.
Over 500 people were injured by an explosion and fire at a party at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in New Taipei’s Bali district, with many sustaining severe and extensive burns. The demand for skin grafts is expected to surge, Wang said.
The explosion occurred at about 8:30 pm Saturday, when colored powder sprayed onto the crowd ignited in the air. Video footage showed terrified partygoers fleeing the area as flames sprung up on the ground around them. [FULL STORY]