By: Liao Ren-kai, Wu Che-hao and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The mother of 20-year-old Lee Pei-yun (李珮筠), who died Monday
from injuries sustained in a water park fire Saturday night, has appealed for help to save her 12-year-old son who was also injured in the accident in New Taipei.
“Please save my son…..I have lost one daughter and I cannot bear to lose a son,” said the teary-eyed mother while pleading for help to have her son transferred to a hospital with a burn center.
Her daughter, the first of the roughly 500 people injured in the fire to pass away, was declared dead at 2:21 p.m. Monday at Chung Shan Medical University Hospital in Taichung, after emergency treatment failed.
She suffered second-degree burns to over 90 percent of her body and inhalation burns to 100 percent of her lungs, hospital vice president Chung Kuo-ping (鍾國屏) said. [FULL STORY]