Death toll of Taiwan water park blaze rises to 5

Updated: 2015-07-12 21:17


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TAIPEI - The death toll from a fire in Taiwan on June 27 rose to five after a 22-year-old woman died in hospital on Sunday morning.

The victim, surnamed Huang, was being treated at Taipei Tzu Chi hospital. She suffered burns to 95 percent of her body.

The blaze broke out after a large amount of colored powder was ejected from a stage during a music event at the water park in New Taipei city. The powder ignited before landing on the audience.

Among the nearly 500 injured, 406 are still in hospital, with 214 of them in critical conditions, according to the island's health authority.