Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
This video shows a pensioner buried up to his neck in sand during a bizarre dispute with his neighbours over an extension he wanted to build after he jumped into a hole to stop them but they filled it in anyway.
The elderly man, surnamed Lin, reportedly leapt into a ditch he had dug in order to prevent his protesting neighbours from filling the hole.
The incident happened in the village of Tanglong in Bobai County in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on 24th January.
Lin, who is in his 70s, dug the hole outside his home in order to erect a pillar which would serve as part of his extension and new gate.
His neighbours, however, deemed his project to have encroached on their privacy and refused to allow him to build so close to their wall.
Authorities said that, during the ensuing argument, Lin’s neighbours began filling the hole using a shovel.
Seeing this, Lin tried to stop them by jumping into the hole – and eventually being buried up to his neck in sand and rubble.
Local police, who revealed village officials were also involved in the subsequent investigation, said the pensioner was not injured.
The two homeowners were ordered into negotiations, which ended with the pensioner agreeing to erect his column further away from his neighbours’ wall.