224 Taiwan blaze victims remain in critical condition



Altogether 224 people are still in critical condition following a fire on June 27 at a water park in Taiwan, the island's health authority said Thursday.

Among the nearly 500 injured, three have died and 420 are still being treated at hospital. Of the 277 people in intensive care, 53 have stabilized but still need close monitoring.

On average the injured suffer 44 percent burns, and 22 have 80 percent burns, according to the health authority.

The blaze broke out at a party when a large amount of colored powder was ejected from a stage at the park in New Taipei City. The powder ignited before landing on the audience. Enditem