Water Park Inferno: Taipei mayor urges integrated disaster response measures

Taipei Times
Date:  Jun 30, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

Taipei’s and New Taipei City’s disaster evacuation procedures should be more closely

Taipei Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-chi, left, accompanied by New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Kao Chung-cheng, right, speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Tu Chu-min, Taipei Times

integrated, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday.

Both cities’ hospitals were flooded with patients following an inferno at the Formosa Fun Coast (八仙海岸) water park in New Taipei City’s Bali District (八里) on Saturday, which injured almost 500 people.

Although Taipei and New Taipei City are a single metropolitan area, we still have two separate administrative systems,” Ko said, adding that many seriously injured victims had been forced to transfer hospitals after they were not sent to the appropriate hospitals in the first instance.

Taipei sent 144 ambulances to assist New Taipei City’s disaster response.     [FULL  STORY]

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