Taipei water park inferno claims 5th victim

Local officials walk at the explosion site of the water park in Pali district, in New Taipei City, on June 28, 2015.
Local officials walk at the explosion site of the water park in Pali district, in New Taipei City, on June 28, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI - A fifth victim has died from severe injuries from a fire at a water park in Taiwan last month.

Ms Huang Hsiao-Hsuan, 22, died of multiple organ failure on Sunday morning, Taiwanese media reported.

She suffered from fourth degree burns on over 90 per cent of her body, Focus Taiwan said.

Her attending doctor Wang Shu-Wei told reporters that her burns were so bad that her limbs were "unable to bleed because they were dried out", which led to infection and multiple organ failure.

More than 500 party-goers were injured after coloured powder sprayed on them ignited into a ball of fire during the annual Colour Play Asia festival held at the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park on June 27.

As of Saturday (July 11), 214 remained in critical condition and 406 are hospitalised.

The other four victims who died are Su Chia-Sheng, 23, Chen Tien-Shun, 20, Liu Chih-Wei, 19 and Lee Pei-Yun, 20.

A Singaporean victim, Megan Loy, 18, was flown back to Singapore for treatment onJune 30.

The Singapore government has contributed to Taiwan three pallets of medical supplies, including artificial skin and other materials required for the treatment of burn victims, the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei said on Saturday.