Want China Times
The dust explosion accident at Formosa Fun Coast water park in New Taipei city, which
injured almost five hundred including three deaths since it took place 2 weeks ago, has once again shown the resiliency of of Taiwan’s civic society, which can be evidenced by the outpouring of donations and volunteers to the relief of the disaster. The accident has also exposed the incompetence of government officials, who have failed to provide timely and proper assistance to those affected and their families.
During such a disaster, government officials, first and foremost, must seek fair and sufficient compensations for the victims and their families, while demanding related operators to take responsibility and penalize them according to the law, rather than look for scapegoats or resorting to sentimental expressions. [FULL STORY]