The site where the 12-storey Kotewall Court toppled after a downpour on June 18, 1972. Pictures: SCMP

The deadly 1972 twin landslides in Hong Kong that claimed 138 lives in a day

A “mammoth” 25.2 inches of rainfall in 72 hours caused the disasters on June 18, 1972 in which a luxury block in Mid-Levels toppled down, claiming 67 lives, while a squatter village in Sau Mau Ping was buried earlier in the day, killing 71

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The site where the 12-storey Kotewall Court toppled after a downpour on June 18, 1972. Pictures: SCMP
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