Hongkong Daily Press.
Hongkong, Friday, August 14, 1931.
THE MACAO DISASTER
HOUSES BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS
TERRIBLE TOLL OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION.
SEVENTEEN DEAD: OVER THIRTY INJURED.
As is indicated below from a detailed report by a Daily Press special correspondent and from eye witnesses of the disaster in Macao, it appears that the toll of death and destruction caused by the explosion of an ammunition depot at Flora Fort, near the Artillery Barracks, is worse than was expected.
HONG KONG BOY SCOUTS SAFE.
The Salesian Fathers ask us to state that the Salesian Orphanage, quite near the scene of the explosion, suffered no damage, and that the 16th Troop Hong Kong Boy Scouts, who left for a holiday in Macao a few days ago, are all safe. This has been confirmed in a telegram received by us from the Scoutmaster last night.