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  • 7 February 2012, 15:41

Motorists pay price for cheap car park

Badly damaged /Europics

Thrifty motorists paid the price for a cheap parking spot in China - when they discovered it was next to a demolition site.

More than a dozen cars were badly damaged when bungling builders on the site used a demolition ball on the wall, sending it crashing down onto a row of cars in the 3p a day car park in Xianyang, Shaanxi province.

"I chose the parking spot because it was very cheap - and now I know why," said taxi driver Yu Lin, 48.

"I knew they were building something new next door but I didn't think they would be using such a massive crane to smash down such a tiny wall.

"I don't think my insurance will cover this," he added.

The building firm meanwhile defended its actions - saying the wall was unsafe and needed to be knocked down before it killed someone.