By Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Formosa Fun Coast Water Park where colored powder ignited last weekend, killing one person and injuring almost 500, has been a habitual violator of land use rules, the New Taipei City Government said Tuesday.
The disaster focused attention on the management of the park and on the organization of the “Color Play” event, both of which have been questioned by prosecutors to find the reason for the calamity.
The water park would be fined NT$50,000 (US$1,600) for having violated the rules for two years, with the extraction of water within its territory, the renting out of its amusement park area and the changing of the functions of the area.
Officials also accused the management of the water park of trying to evade responsibility by repeatedly saying that it had only rented out the site to the organizers of the color event. [FULL STORY]