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Friday, July 3, 2015
A second victim severely injured during last Saturday's color dust water park fire succumbed to his wounds yesterday at Taichung Veterans General Hospital. During a late afternoon press conference, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) confirmed that 184 victims from the incident remain in critical condition.
Taiwan -- Water park explosion, fire claim a second life
Taiwan -- TransAsia captain shut down only operating engine: report
A factual data report released by the Aviation Safety Council (ASC,飛安會) yesterday showed that the pilots may have been responsible for the TransAsia Airways crash on Feb. 4 that claimed the lives of 43 passengers and crew after they pulled the wrong throttle, shutting down the sole working engine.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) attended yesterday's Cabinet press conference in person, announcing four main points and setting up a foundation to help the victims and families affected and injured in the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park explosions.
Taiwan -- In local first, violinist wins silver in Tchaikovsky competition
Taiwanese violinist Tseng Yu-chien was awarded the silver medal Wednesday in the violin category of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. No one won the gold medal in the prestigious competition this year.
The Green Citizens' Action Alliance (GCAA,綠色公民行動聯盟) yesterday put forward three"urgent" energy-saving methods. They stated the government should plan the rush management, strengthen emergency response measures and push a policy of demand bidding.
Award-winning Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin (林俊傑) has written a song to comfort the people injured in a fiery explosion at a water park in New Taipei last weekend.
The man behind the attempted bombings of a Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR, 台灣高鐵) train and a lawmaker's office two years ago was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday in his first retrial by the Taiwan High Court.
The Taiwan Society for Burn Injuries and Wound Healing on Wednesday issued a call for more plastic surgeons in private practice to lend their services to the effort of treating the hundreds of people who were injured in a flash fire at a water park in New Taipei last weekend.
Taipei City Government will discuss the issue of relocating Taipei Songshan Airport after the completion of the Taoyuan International Airport MRT line, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said Thursday.
A doctor at the Cathay General Hospital said Wednesday that it was heart-breaking for doctors and nurses to see that even morphine could not kill the pain of the victims burned June 27 in a fire ignited by colored powder at a water park.
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