Date
26 May 2017
Police investigators inspect the scene of Saturday's fire. Li (inset top) was flown to Hong Kong and is shown in the foreground (inset bottom) with her classmates before the fire. Photos: Reuters, now.com, Ming Pao
Police investigators inspect the scene of Saturday's fire. Li (inset top) was flown to Hong Kong and is shown in the foreground (inset bottom) with her classmates before the fire. Photos: Reuters, now.com, Ming Pao

Hong Kong women remain in hospital after Taiwan fun park fire

Three Hong Kong women remain in hospital in Taiwan after suffering severe burns during a fire at a fun park on Saturday.

Two other victims have been brought to Hong Kong and Shanghai.

A 19-year-old student, surnamed Mo, underwent a six-hour emergency procedure on Sunday, according to Ming Pao Daily.

She can communicate with nods and eye movement but is not well enough to travel to Hong Kong, her doctors were quoted as saying.

Another Hong Kong woman, surnamed Chow, 25, remains hospitalized with half of her body severely burned.

Doctors have recommended extended hospitalization, fearing complications to her internal organs.

A third Hongkonger, surnamed Chan, 18, is in unstable condition.

Chan had traveled to Taiwan with two friends as part of a graduation trip.

Chan’s father wanted her brought back to Hong Kong but her insurer objected, saying the move might worsen her injury.

Her two companions, surnamed Li and Ip, were flown to Hong Kong and Shanghai, respectively. Both are in stable condition.

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