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Nearly 500 HUNDRED people set on fire at water park after colored powder sprayed onto crowd ignites {VIDEO}

More than 200 people are set on fire at Taiwan water park after coloured powder sprayed

  • Huge fireball tears through 1,000-strong crowd at water park in Taiwan 
  • Coloured powder ignited as blaze quickly engulfed hundreds of people
  • Shocking footage shows chaotic scenes as victims try to escape flames
  • More than 200 people were injured in fire with 80 suffering serious burns 
  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 

More than 200 people were set on fire after an explosion at a water park in Taiwan caused a fireball to tear through a huge crowd today.

Coloured powder sprayed onto hundreds of people suddenly ignited, with flames engulfing people as they tried to flee. 

Shocking footage of the accident shows chaotic scenes as victims try to escape from the flames while screaming in agony.

Terrifying moment flammable powder explodes over crowd in Taiwan
Inferno: More than 200 people have been badly injured after an explosion at a water park in Taiwan saw a fireball tear through a huge crowd

Inferno: More than 200 people have been badly injured after an explosion at a water park in Taiwan saw a fireball tear through a huge crowd

Party: Around 1,000 people were celebrating at a festival before the sudden explosion earlier today

Party: Around 1,000 people were celebrating at a festival before the sudden explosion earlier today

Explosion: Coloured powder sprayed onto hundreds of people suddenly ignited, with flames engulfing people as they tried to flee

Explosion: Coloured powder sprayed onto hundreds of people suddenly ignited, with flames engulfing people as they tried to flee

More than 200 people were taken to hospital after the blaze, with 80 in a serious condition. Miraculously, no fatalities have been reported as of yet.

It is believed that 1,000 people were inside the amusement park when the powder was sprayed on the crowd as part of a colour party - a festival of dance and music where people cover themselves in bright paint.

A video taken inside the park shows hundreds of people dancing as loud music is played.

But the crowd's shouts of joy suddenly become screams of terror as the powder sprayed over the crowds bursts into flames. 

Footage shows fire break out over crowd in Taiwan water park
Panic: Shocking footage of the accident shows chaotic scenes as victims try to escape from the flames while screaming in agony

Panic: Shocking footage of the accident shows chaotic scenes as victims try to escape from the flames while screaming in agony

Victims: Friends were seen comforting people severely burned in the fire at the Taiwanese amusement park

Victims: Friends were seen comforting people severely burned in the fire at the Taiwanese amusement park

Terrifying: More than 200 people were taken to hospital after the blaze, with 80 in a serious condition

Terrifying: More than 200 people were taken to hospital after the blaze, with 80 in a serious condition

Crowded: It is believed that 1,000 people were inside the amusement park when the powder caught fire

Crowded: It is believed that 1,000 people were inside the amusement park when the powder caught fire

Injured: Victims were carried out on inflatables at the water park by friends who managed to escape the blaze

Injured: Victims were carried out on inflatables at the water park by friends who managed to escape the blaze

Hurt: A man carries an injured woman away from the scene of the explosion at the water park in Taiwan

Hurt: A man carries an injured woman away from the scene of the explosion at the water park in Taiwan

Agony: A victim grimaces as she is treated for burns outside the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City

Agony: A victim grimaces as she is treated for burns outside the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City

A badly burned woman - still wearing her wristband from the water park - looks in pain as she is tended to

A badly burned woman - still wearing her wristband from the water park - looks in pain as she is tended to

It took just seconds for the fire to spread through the throngs of revellers, with dozens seen running for their lives through the huge blaze.

Friends can be seen tripping over each other as they try to escape while the music and lights show continues. 

Rescue workers and bystanders carried burned and injured people on their backs, in inflatables and on stretchers to get medical treatment.

One male witness told local news channel CTI: 'It started on the left side of the stage. At the beginning I thought it was part of the special effects of the party but then I realised there was something wrong and people started screaming and running.' 

Injured victims of Taiwan water park fire rushed from scene
Gutted: The abandoned stage at Formosa Water Park, where more than 200 people were injured, 80 seriously

Gutted: The abandoned stage at Formosa Water Park, where more than 200 people were injured, 80 seriously

Rescue workers and bystanders carried burned and injured people on their backs, in inflatables and on stretchers to get medical treatment

Rescue workers and bystanders carried burned and injured people on their backs, in inflatables and on stretchers to get medical treatment

Taiwanese firefighters lift a woman towards an ambulance after the terrifying explosion at a water park

Taiwanese firefighters lift a woman towards an ambulance after the terrifying explosion at a water park

The fire at Formosa Water Park near the capital was quickly brought under control, according to local reports

The fire at Formosa Water Park near the island's capital was quickly brought under control

Rescue workers and bystanders carried burned and injured people to get medical treatment after the inferno

Rescue workers and bystanders carried burned and injured people to get medical treatment after the inferno

Chaos: Paramedics appeared to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of injuries following the blaze

Chaos: Paramedics appeared to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of injuries following the blaze

Lifeguards carry a young woman on an inflatable after the horrendous blast earlier today in Taiwan

Lifeguards carry a young woman on an inflatable after the horrendous blast earlier today in Taiwan

Horrific scenes: Friends tend to the injured outside the venue, with some suffering up to 40 per cent burns

Horrific scenes: Friends tend to the injured outside the venue, with some suffering up to 40 per cent burns

Path of destruction: A trail of bloody footprints are seen on the pavement outside the amusement park

Path of destruction: A trail of bloody footprints are seen on the pavement outside the amusement park

New Taipei City fire department said 205 people were injured, with 81 suffering serious burns. Some suffered burns to more than 40 per cent of their bodies.

A spokesman said: 'Our initial understanding is this explosion and fire... was caused by the powder spray. It could have been due to the heat of the lights on the stage.' 

The fire at the Formosa Water Park near the island's capital was quickly brought under control, according to local reports.

Mayor of New Taipei Eric Chu said: 'We feel sad and regretful about the accident.

'I've ordered the park to shut down immediately and be placed under a rigorous investigation.'

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Comment by Bombahdrop on June 29, 2015 at 10:37pm

lolz @ Sharon wow that's so kool. Just be glad you got to see more than most out here have seen, you seened enough to last you a lifetime grrrl, trust me. Now that things are hitting the fan it's safer for you to fall back now. what you  didn't get to see and experience you can still go on the computers to surf the internet, at least that's safer  right lolz

Comment by Sharon Gil on June 29, 2015 at 8:30pm

I know thatz right @Bombadrop...lol.  I've seen half this world thank to my Dad being a Pilot... Bomba...want to see the rest..BUT I WON'T!

I've got 22 hours flight time under my belt...would love to continue the journey...BUT I WON'T!

CALL ME "CHICKEN"...AND I'LL "BAWWCKK" FOR YOU.  SUCH A SAD, BUT PREDICTED STATE OF AFFAIRS WE'RE LIVING.

Comment by Bombahdrop on June 29, 2015 at 1:29pm

Sharon Gil you ain't never lie, it's sad we can't go anywhere in this world and feel safe and enjoy the simple things that life has to offer without some kind of catastrophy happening. Home is where the heart is at and that's where you will find me, cause its the safest place to be.

Comment by Sharon Gil on June 29, 2015 at 12:55pm

THAT'S IT!!!......I'M JUST GONNA STAY HOME....WHERE I'M HALF-WAY SAFE....UGGGGGGG!  THIS IS CRAZY...NO PLACE...NO CORNER OF THIS WORLD WITHOUT DISASTER AND CHAOS.  NOPE!!!!

Comment by Bombahdrop on June 29, 2015 at 12:13pm

Everybodys life matters, not just black white oriental, Everybody smh

Comment by Deborah Martin on June 29, 2015 at 10:45am

Very sad what happened to them but also very sad and disgusted at what happened in Ghana regarding a gas explosion WITH fatalities and it's not reported here.  Such tragedies in our diaspora need to be better reported among us as well because African Black Lives Matter too.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/world/africa/ghana-accra-gas-stat...

Comment by Bombahdrop on June 28, 2015 at 8:10pm

Its called hell on earth and you ain't seen nothing yet.

Comment by Bombahdrop on June 28, 2015 at 8:09pm

This is  exactly what I envision hell is like, smh keep dancing with the devil you will get burned for eternity.

Comment by bubblelicious on June 28, 2015 at 7:05pm

just sad

Comment by Incognito on June 28, 2015 at 5:37pm
Damn!!!
That's why you shouldn't be wearing or spraying $hit that say made in China...

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