More than 500 people were injured Saturday in a fire at a popular water amusement park in Taipei, Taiwan, according to state media.
Colored powder was being sprayed onto a crowd during a performance at the Formosa Fun Coast when it suddenly ignited, a spokesperson for the local fire service told the BBC.
Xinhua reported Sunday that 524 people were injured in the explosion, with 194 suffering serious injuries.
Taiwanese medical officials told Xinhua that 183 intensive care patients required emergency skin grafts.
Photos shared on Twitter appeared to show people with burns sitting in water in the park.
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Some of the injured were carried away on floating pool toys.
The event manager and several staff have been detained by police for questioning, according to theBBC.