Flying cobblestone broke man’s ribs
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.