|Demolished building illustration|
Police arrested a man after he demolished a building while people slept inside.
An apartment building in Zhengzhou, China, was demolished before the residents who lived there were notified of the impending demolition.
The demolition occurred around 9:20 a.m. in Yang Zhuang. Unaware of the approaching bulldozers, three young men were hit by falling debris.
The three men were taken to a hospital for treatment. Luckily, no one was severely injured. One of the men suffered a broken foot.
“We were sleeping when a brick fell on my right foot. My roommates were also wounded," said Xiao Mu.
An elderly woman, who lived on the ground floor of the demolished home, is grateful that she and her husband went out shopping early in the morning. “Otherwise we could have died from falling debris during the demolition,” she said.
The operator of the excavator was arrested by police for questioning.