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Water park fiery exlposion death toll rises to 9

Water park fiery exlposion death toll rises to 9

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Another victim of a dust explosion and flash fire in New Taipei in June died of his injuries Thursday, bringing the death toll of the incident to nine, doctors said. The 19-year-old, identified by some media outlets as Lu Kuan-ting (???), was pronounced dead in the early morning at Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital on the suburbs of New Taipei. The hospital is due to officially announce the news in the afternoon. Nearly 500 people attending a colored powder party at Formosa Fun Coast water park on June 27 were injured when large amounts of cornstarch powder thrown at the party ignited. Some 170 people remained listed in critical condition as of early this week. (By Chiu Chun-chin and Jay Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-27 19:37 GMT+08:00