Chinese 'highway house' is demolished

A car stops beside a house in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling

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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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