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Shipment of cadaver skin from Netherlands arrives in Taiwan

Shipment of cadaver skin from Netherlands arrives in Taiwan

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) A shipment of cadaver skin from the Netherlands for the treatment of hundreds of victims of the colored powder blast at a New Taipei water park arrived in Taiwan on Saturday afternoon, a senior official of the Customs Administration of the Ministry of Finance confirmed that day. Liu Ming-chu (???), head of Taipei Customs, said that the shipment of some 90,000 square centimeters of cadaver skin was transported by a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines aircraft to the Taoyuan International Airport, in northern Taiwan. The cadaver skin was released from Taipei Customs shortly after its arrival at the airport through a fast-track customs clearance mechanism applied specially for medical materials to be used for treatment of the injured of the water park blaze and was sent to a private organ preservation laboratory located in Taichung, central Taiwan for storage. The first shipment of 37,000 square centimeters of cadaver skin from the United States for the same purpose arrived in Taiwan on Friday night and a third shipment of some 118,000 square centimeters of cadaver skin from the U.S. is expected to arrive in Taiwan Sunday, Liu said. A total of 240,000 square centimeters of cadaver skin donated by foreign countries and acquired by the government abroad are being transported to Taiwan by July 7, according to Taipei Customs. A total of 495 people were injured when they were engulfed by flames when plumes of colored cornstarch ignited on June 27 at the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park (????). According to tallies provided by the Ministry of Health and Welfare Saturday, of the 495 people injured in the searing inferno who were taken to hospitals for treatment, two have died, while 449 remain hospitalized, 276 of whom are being treated in intensive care units. As of Saturday afternoon, 230 of the patients were in critical condition, the ministry said. (By Chiu Chun-chin and Romulo Huang)


Updated : 2021-09-28 07:47 GMT+08:00