Taipei water park fire: Singaporean burn victim Megan Loy arrives in Singapore

Ms Megan Loy (third from left) with friends (from left) Janice Li, Samantha Chan and Theresa Yip in a photo taken before attending the party last Saturday.
Ms Megan Loy (third from left) with friends (from left) Janice Li, Samantha Chan and Theresa Yip in a photo taken before attending the party last Saturday.PHOTO: SAMANTHAIN902/INSTAGRAM

SINGAPORE: Singaporean Megan Loy, who was injured in the Taipei water park fire, arrived in Singapore early Tuesday morning and was taken straight from the airport to Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in an ambulance at 6am.

The 18-year-old, wheeled in on a stretcher, was covered in full-body bandages. She was accompanied by her father, Mr Joseph Loy.

The Singapore Trade Office in Taipei said in a statement later that morning that they facilitated the evacuation late Monday evening.

"She was evacuated to Singapore for further medical treatment and we continue to be in contact with her family," said its spokesman.

Mr Loy told The Straits Times that his daughter is in a "stable" condition now.

Ms Loy, who was earlier reported to be 21 years old, suffered serious burns on up to 50 per cent of her body and was in intensive care at the Taipei Medical University Shuang-Ho Hospital for the past three days.

She had gone to the annual Colour Play Asia festival at the Formosa Fun Coast water part on the outskirts of Taipei when a blaze occurred on Saturday night.

The fire, believed to have started by the explosion of coloured powered thrown on partygoers, claimed its first victim on Monday (June 29). Taiwanese Lee Pei-Yun, 20, died after suffering second-degree burns on more than 90 per cent of her body.

Ms Loy had gone to Taiwan on a graduation trip with three other schoolmates from an international school she studied at in Shanghai, China.