Hundreds of tourists injured at Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City

A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City injuring more than 200 people, authorities said.

Hundreds of tourists injured at Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City

A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City injuring more than 200 people, authorities said.

At an water amusement park in Taiwan 83 people had serious injuries and 131 others have light injuries.

An accidental explosion of an unknown powder set off the fire near the stage in front of about 1,000 spectators,

Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported the fire at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City near the island’s capital was quickly brought under control.

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Video showed rescue workers and bystanders carrying burned and injured people on their backs, in inflatable boats and on stretchers to get medical treatment.

It wasn’t clear if the colored powder was part of a performance.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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