Video footage shows lead-up to fiery blast at water park (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/30
By: Sunrise Huang and Ted Chen

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Video images that surfaced Tuesday showed the moments before a 201506300028t0001fireball engulfed young revelers at a New Taipei City water park last Saturday, killing one person and injuring about 500.

The footage, obtained from an onstage camera, is expected to help determine the circumstances that led to the ignition of colored cornstarch powder during a show at the water park.

In the video, two workers are seen on the stage, using CO2 canisters to spray colored powder into the dancing crowd.

At one point, a streak of flames flared above the stage, on the right side, then shrank somewhat after about 6 seconds.

A stage worker then began to spray the flames with a CO2 canister, causing a second ignition as the blast of gas from the canister kicked up more colored powder.     [FULL  STORY]

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