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Woman becomes 6th water park victim

Woman becomes 6th water park victim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 35-year-old woman became the sixth fatal victim of the Formosa Fun Coast water park blaze after her relatives agreed she could be taken off life support, reports said Wednesday.
Five people aged between 19 and 23 died in the aftermath of the June 27 disaster in New Taipei City, while almost 500 were injured, including 200 still reported in critical condition.
Tseng Fang-chin suffered multiple organ failures at the Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, leading her relatives to agree to have tubes removed which were keeping her alive, according to media reports. Doctors acted according to the wish of the relatives before 5 p.m., reports said.
Her 31-year-old brother, Tseng Ho-chien, has burns over more than 90 percent of his body and is reported in critical condition at the intensive care unit of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital.
According to figures released Wednesday, 388 victims were still in hospital, with 200 officially still in critical condition. The five fatal victims died in the weeks after the disaster, with some experts predicting a casualty rate of 10 percent.
Tseng Fang-chin had burns over 57 percent of her body, reports said. According to friends writing online, she had been away from the stage when colored cornstarch powder exploded, for reasons still unknown. She ran closer to the stage to make sure her brother was fine, but fell to the ground, making her injuries more severe, her friends said.
Tseng reportedly grew up in Thailand before moving to Taiwan with her mother and a sister. She worked at a fastfood outlet and sold jewelry at a night market before finding more stable administrative work at a clinic, reports said.


Updated : 2021-09-27 10:19 GMT+08:00