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Water park party organizer apologizes for explosion

Water park party organizer apologizes for explosion

Taipei, June 28 (CNA)
The organizer of the "Color Play Asia" party at Formosa Fun Coast Water Park apologized on Sunday for the explosion and resulting fire at the event the previous day and promised to take full responsibility. "We need to apologize to the families. I am very sorry that something like this happened," said Lu Chung-chi, head of the local company that organized the party.
"We shoulder ultimate responsibility," Lu said, before going into Shilin District Prosecutors' Office for further questioning.
Lu and staff who were responsible for special effects and equipment at the party were interviewed by police overnight, before being taken to the prosecutors' office for more questioning on Sunday morning. Meanwhile, Wang Liang-kai, who allegedly used the chaos caused by the fire to steal from other park-goers, was also arrested and questioned by police.
The explosion and fire at the water park in New Taipei's Bali District occurred at about 8:30pm on Saturday, when a stage at the park caught fire after flammable powder apparently exploded in the air. More than 500 people were injured, many receiving severe burns, with 194 currently listed as being in a serious condition. (By Yu Kai-hsiang and Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-24 10:11 GMT+08:00