By: Claire Chen and Jeffrey Wu
Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) A 21-year-old woman died Sunday of severe
burns and complications five months after she was injured in a flash fire at a New Taipei water park.
Wu Wen-chi’s (吳玟錡) passing brings the death toll from the June 27 fire to 15, most of them in their early 20s.
Wu, one of 500-plus victims of the fire, suffered burns to 87.5 percent of her body and had skin and tissue surgery the day after she was injured, said Taipei Veterans General Hospital, where she was treated.
Over the following months, however, she developed multiple complications, including septic shock and adult respiratory distress syndrome, the hospital said. [FULL STORY]