Residents Find Scorpions in Their Apartments
A community in Nanshan District has found more than 10,000 scorpions that were caught and killed by residents and the police. Villagers in Huawu Alley claimed that a construction company had placed the scorpions there to force people out to make way for a reconstruction project .
The company is denying the accusation and police are now investigating the incident. Residents were sleeping and were awakened early morning when the felt something crawling on their bodies; finding hundreds around their apartments upon waking up. Scorpions were found in nearly 100 apartments in the community and hundreds of residents spent the morning clearing them away.
Residents have said that the company has set up an office that is managing the demolition of the buildings, but a lot of people were refusing to leave because the company was only offering 10,000 yuan per square meter. Residents were saying that the compensation was so small that they wouldn’t be able to buy the same sized apartment in the city.
Since they refused to leave, the company resorted to ways to drive them out. The company has denied the accusations saying that developers had negotiated with other residents and failed, but they have been making good progress since last year.