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    Death toll of Taiwan water park blaze rises to 8

    Updated: 07 21 , 2015 08:35
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    TAIPEI -- The death toll from a fire in Taiwan on June 27 rose to eight after a 25-year-old man died in hospital on Monday morning.

    The victim was being treated at MacKay Memorial Hospital in Taipei. He suffered two to three degree burns to 55 percent of his body.

    The blaze broke out after a large amount of colored powder was fired from a stage during a music event at a water park in New Taipei City. The powder ignited before landing on the audience.

    Among the nearly 500 injured, 362 are still in hospital more than three weeks after the incident, with 171 of them in critical condition, according to the island's health authority.

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