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Stunning Video Captures Explosion During Festival That Injured Hundreds of People

We are very sorry about what happened and we will investigate the cause to find out who is responsible."

(Image via Youtube)

More than 200 people were injured in a fire stemming from an explosion at a water park in Taiwan Saturday.

Approximately 1,000 people were participating in Color Play Asia, a festival with music and dance, at the waterpark when an unknown powder exploded and a fire broke out. In a video uploaded to YouTube, a large group of people can be heard screaming and attempting to run from the flames.

"178 people that have been injured have been sent to hospitals nearby. We are very sorry about what happened and we will investigate the cause to find out who is responsible," New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu said, according to Yahoo News.

According to NDTV, New Delhi Television, a spokesperson for the New Taipei City fire department said at least 205 people have been hospitalized, including 81 who are seriously injured.

"Our initial understanding is this explosion and fire... was caused by the powder spray," the spokesperson said. "It could have been due to the heat of the lights on the stage."

The park was immediately closed pending an investigation into the incident.

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