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New Taipei seeks provisional attachment of three firms in blast

New Taipei seeks provisional attachment of three firms in blast

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) New Taipei Wednesday petitioned provisional attachments of the assets of three companies involved in a fiery blast in the city's Bali District June 27. The New Taipei city government's Legal Affairs Department was seeking the provisional attachments on behalf of the 498 victims of the corn starch explosion at the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park (????), at the Shilin District Court. The three companies are Formosa Fun Coast, Play Color Co. (??????) and Juipo International Marketing Co. (????????), with an attachment amount of some NT$169 million (US$5.47 million), said Huang Yi-teng (???), head of the Legal Affairs Department. As of Tuesday evening, there were 437 injured still being treated at 52 hospitals across Taiwan, 277 of whom were in intensive care wards, according to the New Taipei Public Health Department. The disaster, the worst of its kind in the country, occurred when colored corn starch exploded and burst into flames at a Color Play Asia party held at the water park. (By Justin Su, Liu Chien-pang and Kuo Chung-han)


Updated : 2021-09-18 04:38 GMT+08:00