More than 500 injured in Taiwan explosion

More than 500 injured in Taiwan explosion

More than 500 injured in Taiwan explosion

Written by Tharushan Fernando

28 Jun, 2015 | 2:00 pm

More than 500 people have been injured in a fire and explosion at an amusement park outside Taiwan’s capital Taipei, on Saturday.

The incident happened on the main stage of the Formosa Water Park. A flammable powder is believed to have exploded as it spread into the crowd. More than 180 people have serious injuries. Some of them breathed in the powder, causing respiratory problems.

The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. local time. The cause of the incident is still being investigated.

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