We’ve seen plenty of stubborn “nail houses” sticking out of new developments due to owners’ unwillingness to let go of the land, but this burial spot left in the middle of busy road in Shangrao, Jiangxi province is even more depressing.
The plot of land belongs to a local farmer named Zhang Rongsheng, according to GB Times. His mother was buried there after passing away 55 years ago and remains buried there today, despite the street now passing through it.
Construction of the 363-meter long road began in 2013, but Zhang refused to move the grave due to insufficient compensation by the government.
The 13 million yuan project went on to be completed in February this year, and Zhang’s mother is still buried below a mound of dirt in the middle of an intersection.
The farmer’s father and another one of his relatives are buried nearby, and he is demanding 600,000 yuan to relocate all of them.
Watch the video report below.
[Images via China.com]