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Colored powder caught fire in a park in Taiwan's New Taipei city on Saturday, injuring at least 500 among thousands of young people at a themed party.
Burn victims lay on inflatable pool rings at the Formosa Fun Coast recreational park as they waited for stretchers, footage on cable network TVBS showed. Some 510 people were hospitalized, of whom 183 were in intensive care, the Ministry of Health & Welfare said in a statement on Sunday.
The powder ignited along the ground and mainly burned people's lower bodies, Wang Wei-sheng, a liaison with the New Taipei City fire department command center, told the Associated Press. He said 516 people were reported to have burn injuries by Sunday morning.