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1972-06-19 Po Shan Road Kotewall Court landslip news Singtao

The series of rainstorms on 16-18 June 1972 led to serious landslides in Hong Kong with nearly 150 reported dead. One of the tragedies occurred in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Island where the 12-storey Kotewall Court building was demolished by landslide debris from upslope of Kotewall Road. The upper part of an adjacent block of Greenview Gardens was also seriously damaged.
8 p.m., an even larger landslip occurred starting at IL 2260 and, in less than ten seconds, cleared a path from Po Shan Road to Kotewall Road, destroying several houses and retaining walls in the process. Upon hitting Kotewall Road, the slip knocked Kotewall Court (the only well-lit building in the area at the time) completely off of its foundation and collapsed several flats at Robinson Road and Babington Path. 67 people were killed and 20 were injured in less than a minute. 1972-06-19 Po Shan Road Kotewall Court landslip news Singtao.
The persistence of the heavy rain during 16 to 18 June 1972 caused various tragedy, according to Final Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry into the Rainstorm Disasters 1972 by T L Yang, & Eric Cumine.

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