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Fire injures scores of people attending party at Taiwan water park

  • Injured victims from an explosion during a music concert are tended to at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday, June 27, 2015. The New Taipei City fire department says 200 people were injured in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powder Saturday night, near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party. (AP Photo)     TAIWAN OUT

    Injured victims from an explosion during a music concert are tended to at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday, June 27, 2015. The New Taipei City fire department says 200 people were injured in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powder Saturday night, near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency rescue workers and concert spectators tend to injured victims from an explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday, June 27, 2015. The New Taipei City fire department says 200 people were injured in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powder Saturday night near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party. (AP Photo)    TAIWAN OUT

    Emergency rescue workers and concert spectators tend to injured victims from an explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday, June 27, 2015. The New Taipei City fire department says 200 people were injured in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powder Saturday night near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Concert spectators tend to injured victims after an accidental explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday, June 27, 2015. The New Taipei City fire department says 200 people were injured in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powder Saturday night near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party. (Central News Agency via AP)

    Concert spectators tend to injured victims after an accidental explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday, June 27, 2015. The New Taipei City fire department says 200 people were injured in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powder Saturday night near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party. (Central News Agency via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say more than 200 people were injured in a fire at a water park in Taiwan.

The New Taipei City fire department says an accidental explosion of an unknown powder set off the fire Saturday night near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party.

Wang Wei-sheng, a liaison with the fire department command center, said 83 people had serious injuries and 131 others have light injuries.

Taiwan's Central News Agency reported the fire at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City near the island's capital was quickly brought under control.

It wasn't clear if the powder was part of a performance. The cause of the fire is being investigated.