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Premier announces ban on color powder events

Premier announces ban on color powder events

Taipei, June 28 (CNA)
Premier Mao Chi-kuo announced Sunday a ban on the use of color powder in public events until its safety has been fully assessed.
Mao made the announcement to reporters after visiting victims at National Taiwan University Hospital.
He said he is shocked and in grief over the incident, and stressed that the Executive Yuan will set up a special task force to handle the treatment and rehabilitation of the injured.
The ban came a day after flammable powder sprayed onto the crowd at a water park party exploded and engulfed partygoers in fire. The explosion and fire injured over 500 people, with 194 listed as being in a serious condition. (By Tang Pei-chun and Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-17 14:11 GMT+08:00