The aftermath of the 1957 Canton Road fire, in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMPThe aftermath of the 1957 Canton Road fire, in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
The aftermath of the 1957 Canton Road fire, in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP

After a Kowloon tenement fire left 59 dead, neighbours said they would never forget the cries of those trying to escape

  • The deceased included those who made desperate jumps into the street to escape the inferno
  • Authorities did not determine what started the blaze that also left hundreds homeless

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The aftermath of the 1957 Canton Road fire, in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMPThe aftermath of the 1957 Canton Road fire, in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
The aftermath of the 1957 Canton Road fire, in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
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