Tokyoite Song and Dance Group Nippon Kageki-dan Performed at the Lee Theatre, October 14, 1972
1972年10月14日, 東京日本歌舞團於利舞台演出

Archival inkjet print, 52 x 82 cm, 2022

Photographed in black and white film on October 14, 2022, in Paterson Street, Causeway Bay.
On October 14, 1972, at around 2 pm, gas company staff received a gas leak report and went to Daimaru Department Store in Causeway Bay for inspection. The location was in a storeroom close to Paterson Street. A small fire broke out afterwards, and the gas company staff felt unwell. The police were immediately called, and firefighters arrived at the scene quickly. Wong Pong-wong, a 42-year-old firefighter, was the first to enter the storeroom and tried to stem the leaking gas. Soon after, at 2:40 p.m., a massive explosion ripped off the six-inch-thick wall of the room and through the department store. Wong was killed on the spot by the blast which shattered all the glass in the store and damaged even those opposite Great George Street and Paterson Street. The road was covered with glass shards. More than 200 people were injured in the explosion, and Wong Wai-shao, a 30-year-old department store cashier also died after being sent to the hospital.


1972年10月 14日下午二時許,煤氣公司職員接報煤氣洩漏事故到銅鑼灣大丸百貨公司檢查,位置在靠近百德新街一面的一個士多房。其後發生小火,檢查人員亦感到不適,隨即報警。消防人員很快到達現場, 42歲的消防員王邦旺一馬當先進入士多房,試图關掉洩漏的煤氣, 未幾就在下午2:40突然發生猛烈爆炸,房間六吋厚的牆壁倒塌,王邦旺即時殉職,威力之大不單只百貨公司成為頹垣敗瓦,記利佐治街及百德新街對面的店舖玻璃均受損,路面滿布玻璃碎片。爆炸釀成超過200人受傷, 重傷的30歲百貨公司收銀員黃惠秀在送抵醫院後亦告不治。