Sunday, 2 December 2012

China home marooned in middle of road is bulldozed

A five-storey home marooned in the middle of a new road in China for more than a year because its owner refused to leave has finally been demolished.
The road, in China's's eastern Zhejiang province, was built around the house because duck farmer Luo Baogen was holding out for more compensation.
Mr Luo, 67, said he had just finished the home at a cost of $95,000 and had been offered only $35,000 to move.
Officials say he finally accepted $41,000, and the bulldozers moved in.
Media attention The home had earned the nickname "nail house" because, like a stubborn nail, it was difficult to move.
China's official Xinhua news agency said Mr Luo and his wife had accepted the new compensation offer and had moved to a relocation area with the help of relatives on Saturday morning.

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