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Water park fire injuries revised down to 494

Water park fire injuries revised down to 494

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The number of people injured in a fire that broke out at a water park in New Taipei Saturday night was revised down to 494, according to the latest statistics released by the health department of the New Taipei city government late Monday.
The figure was five less than the number counted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare Monday morning.
The fire broke out when a flammable powder apparently exploded at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday during a stage performance at Formosa Fun Coast Water Park in New Taipei's Bali District, resulting in the greatest mass injuries that Taiwan has ever had.
The injured, including 211 under intensive care, were being treated at 48 different hospitals in Keelung, Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan, Hsinchu, Changhua and Kaohsiung, the statistics showed.
One of the seriously injured -- 20-year-old Lee Pei-yun -- died at Chung Shan Medical University Hospital in Taichung after being taken off a ventilator earlier on Monday.
The department is establishing the personal data of all the injured in order to provide follow-up treatment and services information for each of them.
The department also provides information on the ICU beds still available nationwide on its official website at http://117.56.4.214/informationlist.aspx?uid=721. (by Wang Chao-yu & Bear Lee)


Updated : 2021-09-27 21:16 GMT+08:00