Number of people injured in dust explosion revised down to 498 (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/28
By: Sunrise Huang, Wang Hung-kuo and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) The number of people injured in a dust explosion in New Taipei 201506280029t0001Saturday was revised downward to 498 from an earlier figure of 524, according to the latest statistics released late Sunday by the Public Health Department of the New Taipei city government.

As of 6 p.m., the 498 injured were being treated at 43 hospitals around Taiwan, the department said, explaining that some of the injured were counted twice after being transferred from one hospital to another.

Among those injured, 202 remained in serious conditions, the department said,

The revised statistics show that among the injured, 485 are Taiwanese nationals, seven come from China (including four from Hong Kong and one from Macao), and six are from other countries.     [FULL  STORY]

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