Japanese doctors and nurses are offering to help their Taiwanese counterparts care for victims of the fatal flash fire that killed two people and left around 500 injured — including more than 200 in critical condition — at a water park June 27, Kuomintang legislator Su Ching-chuan said.

Su, who also heads the Taiwan Medical Association, said Saturday that his group and its Japanese counterpart, the Japan Medical Association (JMA), were ready to sign a memorandum of understanding to offer each other medical assistance in times of emergency.

After years of negotiations, the two groups had planned to sign the document at the end of this month, but the fire accelerated the timing, he said.