The Taiwanese water park blast was an unfortunate accident, where Taipei's hospitals, emergency services and medical personnel were stretched to the max ("S'porean among nearly 500 injured in Taiwan festival fire"; Monday).
More than 140 ambulances were dispatched and 1,200 medical personnel were involved in helping the injured in the critical hours after the accident took place.
Given that there are so many major events held here, I can't help but wonder how our emergency services would cope, should a similar accident happen in Singapore.
For one thing, securing a bed in a hospital would be a challenge in itself, given the perennial bed crunch, not least a bed in the intensive care unit.
Lim Lay Hoon (Ms)