Fly­ing cob­ble­stone broke man’s ribs

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - Kang,

A pedes­trian in Quzhou who had three ribs bro­ken by a fly­ing cob­ble­stone has won more than 170,000 yuan ($24,470) in com­pen­sa­tion. The 40-yearold, sur­named Xiong, was hit with a chunk of stone in August last year af­ter it was dis­lodged by a pass­ing truck. Traf­fic po­lice said Xiong’s in­jury was caused by ac­ci­dent, and the truck driver knew noth­ing about what had hap­pened un­til he was tracked down months later. How­ever, af­ter me­di­a­tion from the court, the truck com­pany’s in­surer agreed to pay Xiong 168,000 yuan, while the com­pany paid an­other 6,400 yuan. A 57-year-old man in Pengyang county watched his life sav­ings go up in smoke af­ter his wife ac­ci­den­tally set fire to the straw he was hid­ing the money in. The man, sur­named Ya, had hid­den about 26,000 yuan ($3,700) in an iron box buried in the straw. It went up in flames when Ya’s wife tried to light a fire for their a type of raised heated bed pop­u­lar in North China. Ya said he had planned to spend the money on treat­ment for his wife, who suf­fers from tu­ber­cu­lo­sis of the lymph glands.


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