Dec 4, 2015 2:07 PM

UPDATE: Alex Haas, Color Play Asia burn victim from NH, on his way to recovery

The Associated Press

CONCORD— A N.H. man recovering from burns to about 90 percent of his body from an explosion at a Taiwan water park is now able to get in and out of the shower by himself, take care of the family dog and cook.

READ: Alex Haas, Color Play Asia burn victim from NH out of medically induced coma

Alex Haas, 27, of Mont Vernon, who originally had to wear a full-body bandage, is down to wearing wraps to reduce swelling in his feet and calves. He's able to wear slippers.

The next step for Haas is a series of laser surgeries to help repair his scarred skin. The first one is scheduled for Dec. 17 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The explosion happened June 27 when a colored powder was released and caught fire. At least 12 people died and more than 500 were injured.

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