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Cadaver skin from Holland to arrive in Taiwan

Cadaver skin from Holland to arrive in Taiwan

Brussels, July 3 (CNA) A shipment of cadaver skin donated by the Euro Tissue Bank in Amsterdam was expected to arrive in Taiwan late Friday to help Taiwan treat people who suffered severe burns in fiery explosions at a New Taipei water park on June 27. Ger Kropman, manager of the skin bank, decided to make the donation and contacted Taiwan's representative office in the Netherlands after learning of the tragedy on CNN, according to De Telegraaf, the country's biggest daily morning newspaper. Because the burn victims are at growing risk of developing infections in the coming days, the shipment must get to Taiwan as soon as possible to help save their lives, Kropman was quoted as saying by the newspaper. Tom Chou, Taiwan's representative to the Netherlands, paid a visit to the skin bank Thursday to thank the facility for its kind donation on behalf of Taiwan's government. Of the 495 people injured in the intense flames triggered when colored powder exploded at a Color Play Asia party held at the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park (????) in New Taipei, two have died and 211 are in critical condition, according to figures released by Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare on Friday. The number of people reported in critical condition was 27 higher than reported Thursday evening. A total of 449 victims remain hospitalized, of which 255 are being treated in intensive care units, the ministry said. (By Leaf Jiang and Flor Wang)


Updated : 2021-09-23 22:14 GMT+08:00