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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Taiwan -- Water park explosion claims its first victim, 20-year-old woman
One of the seriously injured in the dust explosion last Saturday -- 20-year-old Lee Pei-yun (李珮筠) -- died at Chung Shan Medical University Hospital (中山醫學院) in Taichung after being taken off a ventilator Monday morning.
Sometime before 8:30 p.m. last Saturday, the crowd at a New Taipei party called Color Play Asia found they were standing almost ankle deep in a layer of colored dust that had accumulated in front of a performance stage.
The mother of 20-year-old Lee Pei-yun, who died Monday from injuries sustained in a water parkfire Saturday night, has appealed for help to save her 12-year-old son who was also injured in the accident in New Taipei.
Taiwan -- Outpouring of help for victims of disaster
There has been a huge outpouring of support in Taiwan for the hundreds of people injured in an explosion and fire at a water park in New Taipei on Saturday in the form of cash, blood and legal assistance.
The Taiwan Blood Services Foundation urged the public Monday to hold off on donating blood for the moment as an out pouring of good will toward hundreds of victims of a water park explosion resulted in a surplus of donated blood.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (金管會) yesterday detailed three types of claims available to the nearly 500 victims injured when colored powder caught fire at a water park in New Taipei City on Saturday.
Taiwanese-American NBA player Jeremy Lin (林書豪) yesterday said he has continued to sharpen his skills over the ongoing offseason as he aimed to sign a contract with any NBA team where he could be a starter and which fits his style.
Taiwan -- Lin seeks starter role as he continues honing his skills
Jeremy Lin (林書豪), the first NBA player of Taiwanese descent, said Monday that he hopes to spend more time at Taiwan's night markets -- his favorite places in the country.
Deputy Legislative Speaker and likely Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) stated yesterday that it was too early to determine who would be her vice-presidential running mate, although she revealed that plans were being made for her to visit People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜).
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) yesterday announced new national temperature highs for June that smashed previous records.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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