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Hundreds Treated for Burns After Fire at Taiwan Water Park
The New York Times

Hundreds of people were being treated at hospitals in Taiwan on Sunday after a night of wild revelry at a water park near the capital turned into a hellish nightmare when airborne, colored powder being sprayed onto partygoers ignited.

No deaths were reported, but as of Sunday evening, 498 people had been sent to 43 area hospitals, with 202 sustaining serious injuries, according to the website of the Public Health Department of New Taipei City, where the incident took place, outside of Taipei. The injured, many suffering from serious burns and smoke inhalation, were overwhelmingly young, in their 20s or younger, with one 18-year-old woman receiving burns on 90 percent of her body, according to the official Central News Agency.