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Highway beats 'my way'

Saturday, Dec 01, 2012 - 00:52

Dec. 2 - A five-story home in the middle of a road in eastern China is demolished when its owner finally agrees to sell his ''nail house''. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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Demolition crews bring down a house in eastern China. The home of farmer Luo Baogen became much more than a derelict structure he refused to sell to make way for a new road. After Luo rejected the 42,000 dollar (USD - 260,000 yuan) compensation on offer, the state and the new road simply went around him. His five-storey house in the middle of a highway in Zhejiang province became an Internet sensation in China. When most local residents moved out four years ago to make way for the road, Luo's home became a "nail house", a building that stands on after others have been demolished. The 67-year-old and his wife were finally convinced to join their neighbours over the weekend -- when local authorities sweetened the deal with a subsidy and two plots of land.

Highway beats 'my way'

Saturday, Dec 01, 2012 - 00:52

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