more than 500 injured in massive fire at taiwan water park party
Fire authorities and local media say the fire was triggered by an accidental explosion of colored drama powder thrown from the stage in front of about 1,000 people.
Wang Wei said the powder of the event called \"color Asia\" was ignited along the ground, mainly burning people\'s lower body
Liaison officer of the command center of Xinbei City Fire Department.
According to Taiwan\'s Central News Agency, witnesses said the fire spread quickly after electricity was blown into the air.
The event is held in the new north city of Formosa Mosha water park.
Guo banned parties using flammable colored powders on Sunday.
As at 11 A, A total of 516 persons were reported to have been injured. m.
Sunday, Wang said.
The official number of injuries has increased from 200 at midnight to 300 now, as some have gone to the hospital on their own.
Eight other people have lives.
Taiwan\'s Central News Agency reported possible injuries.
The victims included four tourists and two foreigners from mainland China. An 18-year-
The old man from Taiwan was burned on 90% of her body.
The Central News Agency said police were questioning two park workers who fired powder and party militants.
The organizers of the scene and two technicians.
The report says they may face charges of causing serious injuries and professional negligence that harms the public.
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The video shows rescuers and bystanders carrying people who have been burned and injured on board inflatable boats and stretchers for treatment.