Hundreds hurt in Taiwan park fire
June 27, 2015 6:17 pm
At least 200 people have been injured in a fire at an amusement park outside Taiwan’s capital, Taipei.
A spokesman for the fire service said it was believed coloured powder being sprayed on to a crowd had ignited.
More than 80 had serious injuries, the Taipei fire department said. Some victims suffered 40% burns according to CNA news agency.
The accident happened during a “colour play” party at Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City’s Bali district.
Of the 215 people injured, 83 suffered serious burns, while 132 sustained minor burns, a fire department spokesman told the BBC.
The fire broke out around 20:30 local time (12:30 GMT), he said.
More than 1,000 people were near the stage when the blaze started.