A group of Vietnamese boatpeople on a hut in the Sek Kong Detention camp after a fire killed 24 in 1992. Picture: SCMP A group of Vietnamese boatpeople on a hut in the Sek Kong Detention camp after a fire killed 24 in 1992. Picture: SCMP
A group of Vietnamese boatpeople on a hut in the Sek Kong Detention camp after a fire killed 24 in 1992. Picture: SCMP

‘Hong Kong’s biggest murder case’ – 1992 fire that left 24 Vietnamese boatpeople dead

Tragedy started as a minor dispute over hot water between north and south Vietnamese at the Sek Kong Detention camp

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A group of Vietnamese boatpeople on a hut in the Sek Kong Detention camp after a fire killed 24 in 1992. Picture: SCMP A group of Vietnamese boatpeople on a hut in the Sek Kong Detention camp after a fire killed 24 in 1992. Picture: SCMP
A group of Vietnamese boatpeople on a hut in the Sek Kong Detention camp after a fire killed 24 in 1992. Picture: SCMP
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