Living in the slow lane: China accidentally builds flats in path of new highway... then has to cut road in HALF
Blundering Chinese officials were forced to cut a motorway in half to go around a block of flats after they accidentally erected the building in its proposed path then realised it would cost too much to relocate the tenants.
Construction workers had to squeeze the eight-lane highway into four and subsequently left furious residents stuck in the middle of a busy road.
They had just been moved from their previous homes to make way for a park so refused to move again unless they were heavily compensated.
So the council decided to save a small fortune by leaving the flats in place.
Town planning disaster: Chinese officials were forced to cut this motorway in half to go around a block of flats after the building was accidentally erected in its path before the road was built