By: Justin Su, Lung Pei-ning, Kelven Huang and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Over NT$1.03 billion (US$33.21 billion) has been donated to help people suffering from severe burns sustained in dust explosions at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in New Taipei on June 27, the municipal government said Wednesday.
As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, a total of NT$1,031,608,370 in donations had been collected in a special account created by New Taipei to help people who were injured in the flames triggered by the blasts and their families, according to the city’s figures.
To ensure the funds are used to help the burn victims, the city has established a committee to supervise the account consisting of representatives of the victims’ families, the Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation, the Consumers’ Foundation and the Taiwan Society for Burn Injuries and Wound Healing, according to New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu. [FULL STORY]