2nd person dies in Taiwan water park fire

Festival Goers in Taiwan Engulfed in Flames as Dancefloor Explodes


TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The death toll in a blaze at a Taiwan water park party over the weekend has risen to two with 200 still in intensive care.

Taiwan's Central News Agency says 19-year-old college student Liu Chih-wei died early Thursday after suffering burns over 90 percent of his body. A 20-year-old woman died on Monday after suffering similar injuries on Saturday night when colored powder sprayed from a stage caught fire.

The report says Liu had been a design student at Taiwan's College of Maritime Technology.

Investigators are looking into whether a spark might have triggered the explosion of colored corn powder thrown into the dancing crowd.

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2nd person dies in Taiwan water park fire
Rescue workers tend to injured people at the Formosa Fun Coast amusement park after an explosion in the Pali district of New Taipei City on June 27, 2015. More than 200 people were injured, over 80 of them seriously, in an explosion at an amusement park outside Taiwan's capital Taipei Saturday after coloured powder being sprayed onto a crowd ignited, officials said. AFP PHOTO / STR ***TAIWAN OUT*** (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
People carry an injured man at the Formosa Fun Coast amusement park after an explosion in the Pali district of New Taipei City on June 27, 2015. More than 200 people were injured, over 80 of them seriously, in an explosion at an amusement park outside Taiwan's capital Taipei Saturday after coloured powder being sprayed onto a crowd ignited, officials said. AFP PHOTO / STR ***TAIWAN OUT*** (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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