Taipei – Sean Chang recalls bright yellow fire ripping through the crowd at the water park, where hundreds of young people had come to seek respite from a hot summer’s day.
“I’m now so easily terrified by seeing yellow lights,” Chang said from a hospital bed in Taipei, where he is receiving treatment for the third-degree burns covering 50% of his body.
The 25-year-old former professional Taekwondo athlete had gone with friends to escape the seasonal heat at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei, where organisers had also put on a dance party.
“After playing in the water, we approached the concert stage to dance. When something exploded in the air, I turned my head over my shoulder looking back. My eyelashes were immediately burnt,” Chang said from a burn ward at the Tri-Service General Hospital in Taipei. [FULL STORY]