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Hundreds burnt at water park

More than 400 people, many of them seriously burned, remain in hospitals after a fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music party at a Taiwan water park, authorities said.

The fire late Saturday was sparked by an accidental explosion of a coloured theatrical powder thrown from the stage in front of about 1,000 people, the local fire agency and media said.

The powder for the one-time event called "Colour Play Asia" ignited along the ground, mainly burning people's lower bodies.