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Hundreds of pigs died when a strong wind blew all their houses down at Dongxiang county, in south China’s Jiangxi province.

The region has seen a massive increase in the last 10 years in the number of pig farms which is now a staple of the local economy.

But although locals are famous for their pig breeding skills their building skills are not so renowned – and officials now estimate that the strong winds that the region recently experienced had flattened 30 farms, killing hundreds of pigs in the process.

Officials are now planning checks on all new pig farms and existing ones to make sure the building regulations are up to standard.

Farmer Zeng Huobao, 48, whose pig farm collapsed killing all 200 pigs said the collapse had ruined him and he's planning to sue the builders who put up property in the first place.

He said: "I had one of the best droves of pigs - now I have nothing."

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