June 28, 2015: More than 500 people were affected when fire ripped through crowds at a party at an amusement park outside Taiwan’s capital Taipei, where 190 people were seriously injured and 182 are in intensive care.The incident occurred about 20:30 (12:30 GMT). More than 1,000 people were near the stage at the time.
The fire was quickly brought under control, but the cause of the incident is still under investigation. It is beleived that fire was caused the due to the coloured powder spray or dust – used to create a party atmosphere – to explode. The fire department said: “Our initial understanding is this explosion and fire was caused by the powder spray. It could have been due to the heat of the lights on the stage. The powder is made of dried corn and can be highly flammable.
Municipal authorities said that 519 victims were sent to 41 hospitals, and 413 are still in hospital. People panicking and screaming was shown by the footage. As per the source, organizers of the Color Play Asia event had been taken in for questioning by prosecutors.