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Three foreign nationals injured in water park fire flown home

Three foreign nationals injured in water park fire flown home

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) International SOS, a professional medical risk management organization, has arranged medical flights to bring three foreign nationals injured in a fire at a water park in northern Taiwan Saturday back to their home countries. Hongkonger Lee Yilin (translated from the Chinese name of ???), who was treated at Taipei City Hospital's Yangming branch, was flown to Hong Kong at 1:15 p.m. Monday and later admitted to Queen Mary Hospital, International SOS coordinating physician Chen Wan-lin (???) said. Ye Jitong (???) from Shanghai, also treated at the Yangming branch hospital, was to be put on a medical flight scheduled to leave Taipei Songshan Airport for Shanghai at 10 p.m. He was to be taken to Ruijin Hospital for follow-up medical treatment after arriving in Shanghai, according to International SOS. The third patient, Singaporean Megan Loy, who was being treated at Shuang Ho Hospital in New Taipei, was scheduled to leave on a flight from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, Chen said. After the flight lands in Singapore at around 7 a.m., Loy will be taken to Singapore General Hospital. Chen said the three students suffered burns on between 15 percent and 80 percent of their bodies, and they shared the common symptoms of severe burns on their limbs, pain from their wounds and inhalation burns. A total of 13 foreign nationals and 485 locals were injured when colored cornstarch powder exploded and burst into flames at the Color Play Asia party held at Formosa Fun Coast Water Park (????) in New Taipei's Bali District late Saturday, according to Ministry of Health and Welfare statistics. (By Long Pei-ning and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-25 05:01 GMT+08:00