Formosa Water Park explosion in Taiwan injured more than 500 A total of 519 people were injured by the fire at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, according to a statement from the city government’s health bureau.
According to report, more than 500 remained hospitalized on Sunday afternoon, about half of whom were seriously injured.
Authorities launched an immediate investigation into the incident and imposed a nationwide ban on the colored powder, which is suspected to have ignited due to the heat of the event’s lighting equipment.
Party goers who gathered at Formosa water park to attend the Color Play Asia party when the fire broke out near the stage.
The large number of injured people had to wait for hours before they could get into an ambulance. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said that police were questioning two park workers who had launched the powder as well as the party’s on-site organizer and two technicians, according to police report.