Singaporean injured at Taipei water park blast

Rescue workers tend to injured people at the Formosa Fun Coast amusement park after an explosion, in New Taipei City on June 27, 2015. A Singaporean was among those injured in the fire, the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei said.
Rescue workers tend to injured people at the Formosa Fun Coast amusement park after an explosion, in New Taipei City on June 27, 2015. A Singaporean was among those injured in the fire, the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei said.PHOTO: AFP
Soldiers carrying an injured person onto an ambulance.
Soldiers carrying an injured person onto an ambulance.PHOTO: EPA
A young man suffering from burns is carried to an ambulance while a man looks after another injured (left).
A young man suffering from burns is carried to an ambulance while a man looks after another injured (left).PHOTO: EPA
Lifeguards carrying a young woman suffering from facial burns to an ambulance.
Lifeguards carrying a young woman suffering from facial burns to an ambulance.PHOTO: EPA
Injured victims lying on the ground.
Injured victims lying on the ground.PHOTO: REUTERS
The scene at the park in the aftermath of the fire.
The scene at the park in the aftermath of the fire.PHOTO: AFP
People carrying an injured victim to seek help.
People carrying an injured victim to seek help.PHOTO: REUTERS
Items lying on the ground of the explosion site, which was sealed off by police.
Items lying on the ground of the explosion site, which was sealed off by police. PHOTO: AFP
Journalists standing by the entrance of the park as they await further news.
Journalists standing by the entrance of the park as they await further news.PHOTO: AFP
Local officials inspecting the explosion site.
Local officials inspecting the explosion site.PHOTO: AFP
Police investigators inspecting the scene.
Police investigators inspecting the scene.PHOTO: REUTERS
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou shaking hands with a man who sustained injuries at Taipei Veterans General Hospital.
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou shaking hands with a man who sustained injuries at Taipei Veterans General Hospital.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean was hurt at a fire at a Taipei water park that has injured more than 500.

A cloud of coloured powder exploded over a crowd during a live event at the water park and erupted into a huge fireball, a New York Times report said.

"One Singaporean who was at the event was injured," said the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei. "We are in touch with the family to render consular assistance."

According to the New Taipei City Health Department, 519 were injured, with 190 sustaining serious injuries. There are 182 people warded in intensive care wards, it said in a release on its website.

Around 1,000 spectators had been at the Color Play Asia event at the Formosa Fun Coast water park, just outside the capital Taipei, according to officials.

Singaporeans in Taiwan who require consular assistance are advised to contact the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei at +886-9-5353-2638 or singtr_tpe@mfa.sg

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