Taiwan water park fire: Woman dies from injuries

Taiwan water park fire: Woman dies from injuries
A family member of a victim injured in a fire at the Formosa Fun Coast water park at Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, June 28, 2015.
PHOTO: Reuters

A 20-year-old woman has become the first person to die from Saturday night's blaze at a water park in Taiwan, reported Xinhua on Monday.

Ms Li Pei-yun sustained second-degree and third degree burns to 90 per cent of her body, according to Zhongshan Medical University Hospital in Taichung City.

Over 500 people were injured, more than 200 seriously hurt, after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd of partygoers who were attending the Color Play Asia event.

The cause of the fire is not known but the inferno is said to have happened after coloured powder being sprayed onto partygoers ignited.

Taiwan announced an island-wide ban on flammable coloured powder events in the aftermath of the tragic incident.

klim@sph.com.sg

 

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