Date: 29 June 2015
A woman who was injured after a fire tore through the crowds at an amusement park in
Taiwan has died, officials say.
Doctors decided – with family support – to turn off the life support ventilator of 20-year-old Lee Pei-yu on Monday.
She suffered second-degree burns over 90% of her body and is the first fatality from the disaster. About 500 people were injured in the blaze.
Saturday’s fire started when coloured powder sprayed from the stage onto the audience near Taipei suddenly ignited.
At least 200 people remain in hospital in a critical condition, including the woman’s 12-year-old brother. Eight patients are reported by local media to have life-threatening injuries. More than 1,000 people were near the stage at the time. [FULL STORY]