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PHOTOS: Construction wall falls on parked cars

08 February 2012, 13:14

Xianyang, China - Working in the city can be quite expensive, particularly if you have to pay for parking as well, but scout around any city and you'll probably find a cheap - albeit dodgy - parking lot waiting to receive your wheels.

Chinese workers hoping to save on parking fees realised why one should avoid cheap parking zones - especially those near demolition sites.

More than a dozen vehicles were severely damaged at a car park in Xianyang after contruction workers used a wrecking ball to send a wall crashing down onto a row of parked vehicles.



According to the company that carried out the demolition work, the wall needed to taken down as it was unsafe and posed a danger to vehicles and pedestrians...

Taxi driver Yu Lin, whose vehicle was severely damaged, said: “I chose the parking spot because it was very cheap – and now I know why.

China demolition parking lot

SMASH: Thrifty Chinese motorists discover why it's a bad idea to park near a demolition site.
“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.



We have to wonder whether any warning signs were erected or if they were simply ignored. It's hard not to notice a giant crane sporting a wrecking ball, though.

- Wheels24

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