Taiwan water park explosion: 5th victim dies

Taiwan water park explosion: 5th victim dies
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A fifth victim died on Sunday morning from multiple organ failure caused by injuries sustained at the Formosa Coast Fun water park fire in New Taipei on June 27.

According to Taiwan media reports, 22-year-old Huang Hsiao-hsuan suffered burns that were so bad "her limbs were unable to bleed because they were dried out". This led to general infection and multiple organ failure, said Tzu Chi Hospital doctor Wang Shu-wei.

Huang's mother had asked to donate her organs or body to medical science. However, the donation was not possible as she had suffered from fourth degree burns over 90 per cent of her body, when coloured powder during a "Color Play Asia" party exploded.

Nearly 500 injured victims remain hospitalised, reported Focus Taiwan.

klim@sph.com.sg

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