By: Wang Chao-yu & Bear Lee
Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The number of people injured in a fire that broke out at a water
park in New Taipei Saturday night was revised down to 494, according to the latest statistics released by the health department of the New Taipei city government late Monday.
The figure was five less than the number counted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare Monday morning.
The fire broke out when a flammable powder apparently exploded at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday during a stage performance at Formosa Fun Coast Water Park (八仙樂園) in New Taipei’s Bali District, resulting in the greatest mass injuries that Taiwan has ever had.
The injured, including 211 under intensive care, were being treated at 48 different hospitals in Keelung, Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan, Hsinchu, Changhua and Kaohsiung, the statistics showed. [FULL STORY]