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  • 22 November 2012, 14:51

New road built around stubborn tenants

Road house /Europics

Road planners in China built a four-lane highway around an apartment block after the last tenants refused to move out.

Officials in WenLing, Zhejiang province, could not persuade the final two families living there to relocate, so simply built the new road around them.

The highway - an access way into a new train station - will soon have thousands of cars racing past the property every day.

Stubborn resident Zhang Ling, 46, explained: "They didn't offer us enough compensation to leave so we're staying.

"It could be a good opportunity for us. We could open up a drive through shop on the ground floor."