Number of injured rises to 516 in water park explosion

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/28
By: P.N. Lung and Flora Wang

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) The number of people injured by an explosion at Formosa Fun 201506280010t0001Coast Water Park (八仙樂園) in New Taipei City has risen to 516, with 194 listed as being in a serious condition.

Ministry of Health and Welfare spokesman Wang Zhe-chao (王哲超) said the injured received emergency treatment at 38 hospitals in Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan and Keelung.

Of the injured, reports indicate there are two foreigners and four visitors from mainland China.

The explosion and resulting fire at the water park in New Taipei’s Bali District occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, when a stage at the park caught fire after flammable powder apparently exploded in the air.     [FULL  STORY]

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