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27/06/2015 New Taipei water park explosion

On 27 June 2015, a flammable starch-based powder exploded at the Formosa Fun Coast, a recreational water park in Bali, New Taipei, Taiwan, injuring 508 people, with 199 in critical condition. As of 29 November 2015, fifteen fatalities were attributed to the explosion. The dust explosion, which occurred on a music stage during a "Color Play Asia" party, has been called the "worst incident of mass injury [ever] in New Taipei". The powder was identified, by some sources, as colored corn starch.


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