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Taiwan commemorates first anniversary of deadly water park blast

June 26, 2016 6:45 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Taiwan Sunday marked the first anniversary of an explosion which killed 15 and injured hundreds at a water park as victims and their relatives demanded justice for those responsible.

Relatives of people injured in the water park explosion last year bow to thank the public during a music concert to mark the first anniversary of the accident in Taipei
Relatives of people injured in the water park explosion in 2015 bow to thank the public during a music concert to mark the first anniversary of the accident in Taipei

Just one organizer of the party at the park which ended in disaster has been sentenced so far.

Hundreds of survivors and relatives gathered for a memorial concert in Taipei to remember the dead and express their gratitude to medical, social and charity workers.

Almost 500 were injured in the blast at Formosa Fun Coast outside Taipei, when clouds of multi-colored corn starch sprayed on revelers at a “color party” ignited due to heat from stage lights. Read More

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