Water park dust explosion death toll rises to 11

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/12
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) A woman died Wednesday of injuries she sustained in a fiery dust 201508120025t0001explosion at a water park in New Taipei on June 27, bringing the death toll from the incident to 11, according to a local hospital.

The woman, Tsai Hsin-yu (蔡心瑜), suffered burns to over 70 percent of her body and died of multiple organ failure, doctors said.

According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s latest report released on Aug. 10, 269 of the nearly 500 victims from the incident remained hospitalized, 117 of whom were in intensive care units.

The ministry said it has not yet updated the latest status of the patients.

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