Sunday, 01. March 2015
21. 08. 14. - 17:00
Chinese man Liang Tu has finally decided to sell up and move out after his house situated on a sharp turn on a motorway was hit five times by vehicles this year alone.
In the latest incident a huge truck filled with tons of sand demolished the first floor of the building despite the fact that he had put up concrete bollards which he hoped would stop any further strikes against the building.
He said: "It all started ever since they built a sharp turn here when they were rebuilding the motorway and many cars and vehicles simply don't catch it in time. It's far too sharp for the speeds they are travelling at. There is just 10 metres for people to turn sharply."
The first incident happened when a car crashed into his front room in January, when fortunately nobody was hurt. After getting the insurance money he rebuilt the house and was planning to put up safety measures when it was struck by a truck carrying car tyres. The incident left him badly hurt as he was in the house watching TV at the time, and with several of the broken bones he received needing metal screws to fix them into place.
After that he had moved the front room to the back of the house, and turn the front room into a storage which absorbed most of the damage when he was hit by another lorry this time travelling at speed that sent it through a window. The fourth incident involved another lorry carrying rubbish into the front of the house. After this time he put up the concrete bollards which architects had assured him would stop even a laden lorry.
But it failed to do so, and now Liang is saying he has had enough and putting the house up for sale.
He said: "I have nightmares all the time and nobody wants to come and visit me. I am planning to move out now matter how much it costs me, and at least then be able to sleep soundly at night."
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