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Farmer Protesting Land Grab Crushed by Truck

The truck driver is in police custody and investigation is underway.

Chinese farmer crushed by truck
(Photo: Agencies)

(HENAN PROVINCE, China Sina English) - A farmer was crushed to death by a truck in his contracted land for refusing to transfer the land to a local developer in Zhongmou County, C China’s Henan Province, on Mar 27.

The dead surnamed Song is a local villager, who has contracted the land for planting trees with another three, according to Song’s brother-in-law during an interview.

Covering an area of about 10 mu or 0.7 hectare, the land has been coveted by an agricultural science and technology company which seeks to contract it at the price of 800 yuan per mu.

The main business of The Hongyi International Agricultural Science and Technology Company, established in 2011, is agricultural sightseeing and tourism.

Its offer however has been rejected by Song and his partners. On Mar 27 some staff member drove a truck forcibly into the land and crushed Song who stood in its way.

The truck driver has been held in custody by the police and investigation is well under way.

Article by Jia Xiaoguang, Sina English

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