Survivors taking refuge in the covered playground of the Fuk Wing Street Government School appeared in the Post on August 3, 1962. Photo: SCMP

How a Hong Kong tenement fire killed 44 and left 386 homeless in Sham Shui Po

No extinguishers and 50lbs of fireworks help the blaze, which started in a joss stick shop on the ground floor, blocking the only stairway

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Survivors taking refuge in the covered playground of the Fuk Wing Street Government School appeared in the Post on August 3, 1962. Photo: SCMP
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