The 6.18 disaster which took place on 18 June 1972, triggered disastrous landslides in Sau Mau Ping, Kwun Tong and the Mid-Levels West of the Hong Kong Island, killing over 130 people. This was the deadliest chapter in the history of landslide disasters in Hong Kong. The survivors are still scared when recalled that day even after almost half a century.
Since the establishment of the Geotechnical Engineering Office in 1977, the Government has progressively developed a comprehensive Slope Safety System. The landslide risk, however, is impossible to eliminate. Under the influence of climate change, extreme weather will become more frequent and torrential rain will happen at any time. We must learn the lessons and stay vigilant.
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