Chinese 'highway house' is demolished

3 December 2012

A five-storey house, which was 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 eastern Zhejiang province,

was built around the house because duck farmer Luo Baogen was holding

out for more compensation, reports the BBC. Luo, 67, said he had just

finished the home at a cost of $95,000 and had been offered only $35,000 to move.

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