Water park hit by powder explosion can reopen: court

The China Post
Date: March 2, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

A water park where an explosion of flammable dust killed 15 people and

This is a file photo of the dust explosion site at Formosa Fun Coast water park. The park has stayed closed since the June 2015 accident that killed 15 people and injured almost 500 others. Taipei Administrative High Court Wednesday ruled that the park can reopen. (CNA)

injured almost 500 others in 2015 could reopen after a court on Wednesday overturned a government order that had suspended its license.

The Tourism Bureau, which ordered the Formosa Fun Coast water park to suspend business following the accident, said it could appeal against the verdict handed down by the Taipei Administrative High Court.

The accident occurred at a concert on the evening of June 29, 2015 when colored powder was sprayed and accidentally ignited, creating balls of fire that engulfed hundreds of young party-goers.   [FULL  STORY]

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