Derby Day catastrophe, Hong Kong, 1918

Derby Day catastrophe, Hong Kong, 1918

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Bi-s010. Another source notes that approximately 600 people died in this fire on 26 February 1918, at the Happy Valley Racecourse, one of the worst fires for loss of life in Hong Kong's history.

Caption on photograph

5 / DERBY DAY CATASTROPHE / HOW & WHEN? / Hong Kong Race Course disaster. 1,000 people killed.

Location

Hong Kong

Date

Tuesday 26 February 1918

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph