Many of injured suffer severe burns in Taiwan Park Blaze

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In a recreational water park in Taiwan, a cloud of colorful theatrical powder blew over a crowd and ignited into a fireball.  The number of injured rose to 498 a day after the chaos at a music party at a water park, according to local health department. CCTV-America’s Frances Kuo has the details.

Many of injured suffer severe burns in Taiwan Park Blaze

In a recreational water park in Taiwan, a cloud of colorful theatrical powder blown over a crowd and ignited into a fireball. The number of injured rises to 516 a day after the chaos at a music party at a water park,, according to local health department. CCTV-America's Frances Kuo has the details.

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  • A total of 202 people have been severely wounded said New Taipei city health bureau.
  • Most of the victims suffered burns over 50 percent of their bodies, and have inhaled large amounts of black carbon dust, said the health department.
  • The injured people were immediately sent to 43 nearby hospitals for treatment.

Story compiled the information from Xinhua.