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Japanese firm donates gauze to treat explosion victims

Japanese firm donates gauze to treat explosion victims

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) In return for Taiwan's financial and friendly support of Japan following the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, a Japanese company has donated non-adherent gauze to treat the victims of a fiery blast at a New Taipei water park June 27. Yoichiro Kawaguchi, president of Fuji Systems Corp., wrote to his friend in Taiwan and said he would like to donate the Trex non-adherent silicone-treated gauze for treating burn victims, according to a Monday Facebook post by Legislator Lin Shu-fen (???). Since the message went viral on the Internet, the firm has received hundreds of messages from Taiwan to thank it for its help. Fuji Systems posted an update on its Facebook page saying that "we have read all the messages from you. We received a lot of support from Taiwan at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and we are glad if we can help the people who were injured even just a little. We hope that people will soon recover from their injuries." Fuji Systems sent the gauze on Tuesday and the Ministry of Health and Welfare approved its use in Taiwan that same day. On the third day after the accident, there were 434 injured people still being treated at various hospitals around the island. Among them, 240 with severe burns were still in intensive care wards, according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The disaster, the worst of its kind in Taiwan, occurred when colored cornstarch powder exploded and burst into flames at a Color Play Asia party held at Formosa Fun Coast Water Park (????) in New Taipei's Bali District June 27. (By Tseng Ying-yu, Lin Yi-feng and Kuo Chung-han)


Updated : 2021-09-22 01:24 GMT+08:00