’MIRACULOUS’:One patient, who suffered burns to more than 90 percent of his body, began to breathe on his own on Tuesday after having been on a ventilator for three days
Date: Jul 04, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Two hundred-and-eleven of the nearly 500 people injured in the dust explosion and
ensuing fire at New Taipei City’s Formosa Fun Coast (八仙海岸) water park on Saturday night last week were in critical condition as of yesterday, 27 more than the day before, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Out of a total of 495 people sent to hospitals after the incident, 449 remain hospitalized, official statistics showed. Two of the injured people died earlier this week.
Among the survivors, many of whom sustained burns to more than 50 percent of their bodies, staying alive and recovering will be a long and arduous process, doctors have said. [FULL STORY]