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Taiwan park blaze death toll rises to 7

Updated: 07 20 , 2015 08:35
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TAIPEI -- The death toll from the explosion at a water park in Taiwan's New Taipei City on June 27 has risen to seven after a 19-year-old woman died in hospital on Thursday.

The victim, surnamed Lin, was a student at Vanung University in Taoyuan City. She suffered burns to 81 percent of her body and was treated at a hospital in the city.

The blaze broke out after a large amount of theatrical colored powder was ejected from a stage during a concert at the water park. The powder ignited before landing on the audience.

The accident left nearly 500 people injured, according to Taiwan health authorities.