Death toll from dust explosion rises to 12 (Taiwan News)
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Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) A 26-year-old woman died Wednesdayy from injuries she sustained in the colored powder explosion at a water park in New Taipei, bringing the death toll from the tragedy to 12. Taoyuan General Hospital in northern Taiwan said Wu Yen-chieh (???), who suffered burns to over 72 percent of her body, died of multiple organ failure Wednesday morning. Wu was among the nearly 500 victims from the June 27 incident. Wu’s family, saddened by her death, thanked the care and efforts of the medical staff over the past two months.
The Ministry of health and Welfare said that 188 victims remained hospitalized as of Wednesday. Fifty-seven remain in intensive care units and 33 in critical condition.