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Two dead after dispute over home demolition

Updated: 2013-12-04 17:44

Two people died in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, on Tuesday after a dispute over the demolition of a house.

Xinhua News Agency reported that the two were from a company in charge of tearing down houses in Yanshan village, located in the Suzhou National New and Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone.

Police received a report at 10 am on Tuesday that one person had died and the other was seriously injured. The second was later confirmed dead at a hospital.

The two had come to the home of a villager surnamed Fan to discuss the demolition issue, but the conversation turned into a dispute.

Police held individuals said to be responsible for the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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