Daimaru department store after the explosion on October 14, 1972. Photo: SCMP Daimaru department store after the explosion on October 14, 1972. Photo: SCMP
Daimaru department store after the explosion on October 14, 1972. Photo: SCMP

‘Shoppers fled in terror’– when Hong Kong department store Daimaru was rocked by explosion

  • Daimaru, one of the city’s largest department stores, was the scene of a massive blast caused by a gas leak
  • A fireman and a cashier lost their lives in the incident and more than 300 people were injured

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Daimaru department store after the explosion on October 14, 1972. Photo: SCMP Daimaru department store after the explosion on October 14, 1972. Photo: SCMP
Daimaru department store after the explosion on October 14, 1972. Photo: SCMP
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