Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nine dead in Cage Home Fire

Nine people died early this morning in a fire in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong. Old buildings divided up in so called cage homes have been a fire trap for years.

17 years ago I made this picture of Mrs Yeung living in her cage home in the same area as where the fire was today. The government has been promising for years to look into the problem but nothing much has changed. Ultra high property prices push the old and poor into cage homes like this.

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