By: Oscar Wu and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, June 28 (CNA) Jeremy Lin, a point guard for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, wrote a message asking for “prayers for the injured in the dust explosion last evening” in Chinese on his Facebook page Sunday, gaining more than 83,000 likes in three hours.
Some 524 people were injured in the accident at Formosa Fun Coast Water Park (八仙樂園) in New Taipei’s Bali District Saturday evening, including 13 foreigners (two Japanese, one Malaysian, one Singaporean, two of unknown nationality, four Hong Kongers, one Macau citizen and two mainland Chinese). They are being treated in 43 hospitals across Taiwan.
Lin also advised his Facebook friends and followers “to take care of safety issues when having fun during summer vacation” in his post. [FULL STORY]