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Water park inferno claims eigth victim

Water park inferno claims eigth victim

Water park inferno claims eigth victim

An eigth victim of the Formosa Water Park blast was pronounced dead at 11:22 a.m. on Monday by the Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei, reports confirmed.

The announcement came after the tragic incident on June 27 that injured nearly 500 people. There are currently over 200 patients still in critical condition.

The 25-year-old Chen Meng-hung, who was in critical condition with 2nd to 3rd degree burns covering 55 percent of his body, passed away at noon despite efforts to rescue him.

Chen suffered severe respiratory damage to his lungs, and efforts to resuscitate him has proven to be fruitless after his condition recently worsened, according to the hospital.


Updated : 2021-09-19 23:00 GMT+08:00