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Heartbroken home owner Xu Xianglan is suing property developers in central China after they demolished her house because she refused to make way for an office block.

Xu, 82, says she was dragged out of her bed in the middle of the night and forced to watch as a gang of thugs knocked her home to pieces.

"They wanted me to leave so they could build something new but I am stubborn and I refused," explained Xu.

"I spent all my money building this house, now it's rubble," she added.

Now Xu is living in the wreckage as she mounts a legal challenge against the developers.

"I want them to rebuild my house so it was just as it was before they ruined it," she said.

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