600 lives were lost when a fire ravaged Happy Valley Racecourse on February 27 1918.600 lives were lost when a fire ravaged Happy Valley Racecourse on February 27 1918.
600 lives were lost when a fire ravaged Happy Valley Racecourse on February 27 1918.

When 600 died in fire at Hong Kong racecourse 100 years ago

The Happy Valley inferno remains ‘one of the most terrible calamities in the history of Hongkong’, as the South China Morning Post described it a century ago

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600 lives were lost when a fire ravaged Happy Valley Racecourse on February 27 1918.600 lives were lost when a fire ravaged Happy Valley Racecourse on February 27 1918.
600 lives were lost when a fire ravaged Happy Valley Racecourse on February 27 1918.
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