Singaporean among those injured in Taiwan water park blast

Singaporean among those injured in Taiwan water park blast

The Singapore Trade Office in Taipei has said a Singaporean was injured in the explosion at the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park on Saturday.

TAIPEI: A Singaporean was one of over 500 injured during a fire which broke out at the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park in New Taipei City on Saturday (Jun 27), the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei said.

She has been identified as Megan Loy. According to a casualty list issued by the New Taipei City government, Ms Loy sustained serious injuries and is currently in Shuang Ho hospital in New Taipei City.

The Singapore Trade Office said it is in touch with the family. Singaporeans in Taiwan who require consular assistance are advised to contact the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei at +886-9-5353-2638 or singtr_tpe@mfa.sg.

On Monday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported that Ms Loy will be flown home via an International SOS flight on Tuesday morning at about 2:15am. She is due to be warded in the Singapore General Hospital, it added.

The incident occurred when a ball of fire ripped through a crowd at the park after coloured powder being sprayed on partygoers ignited. More than 500 people were injured, with 194 people sustaining severe injuries.

Source: CNA/rw

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