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183 injured in dust explosion remain in critical condition

183 injured in dust explosion remain in critical condition

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) A total of 242 people, who were badly burned after engulfed in flames caused by a dust explosion at a water park in New Taipei, were being treated at intensive wards Friday with 183 still in critical condition, according to the latest official statistics related to the accident. As of Friday, there were 375 injured in the dust explosion and the ensuing fire who remain undergoing treatment at 42 hospitals in 13 cities and counties, respectively, National Health Insurance Administration Director-General Huang San-kuei (???) said, citing the tallies compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Nearly 500 people were injured in an inferno caused by igniting colored powder during a party at Formosa Fun Coast June 27, seven of whom have since succumbed to death. New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (???) described the accident as the worst human disaster in the city's history. (By Lung Pei-ning and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-25 10:41 GMT+08:00