Survivors of the Miss Orient disaster, in 1949. Picture: SCMPSurvivors of the Miss Orient disaster, in 1949. Picture: SCMP
Survivors of the Miss Orient disaster, in 1949. Picture: SCMP

Blasts bandits and boats on the Pearl River Delta: when 100 people died in a bombing

  • On a sailing from Canton to Hong Kong, the Miss Orient was targeted by gangs seeking extortion money
  • The culprits were later arrested and executed in front of a big, cheering crowd

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Survivors of the Miss Orient disaster, in 1949. Picture: SCMPSurvivors of the Miss Orient disaster, in 1949. Picture: SCMP
Survivors of the Miss Orient disaster, in 1949. Picture: SCMP
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