Vandals Destroy 90% of Poor Family’s Watermelon Crop

Vandals Destroy 90 percent of Poor Family’s Watermelon Crop

A farming family of a village in Hebei met with a disastrous financial setback after a seemingly unprovoked attack on over 90% of their estimated 3500 watermelon crops. Wang Hanglun was alerted to the incident after a neighbor spotted the damage at 4am as she was about to irrigate her field. Villagers say Wang is a very honest person who never caused trouble or gambled. The damage, which was thought to be caused by a sickle, has set the family back 50,000 RMB. With their running costs at 18,000/year, and their 3 children costing 20,000/year, the loss is quite considerable.

Source: Tencent

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  • Edward Kay

    Bushi testing his new sword

  • lacompacida

    Great demonstration of Chinese heritage.

  • Vance

    It could well be just a bunch of stupid kids that thought smashing watermelons was really fun.

    • Amused

      Kids with sickles?
      I’m running with the theory that its a neighbor with a grudge.

      • Boris

        Sickles are quite easy to come by in the countryside. People leave them lying around.

  • Foreign Devil

    Theres more to this story that is missing. Competing watermelon farmer, land dispute or most likely official who was not paid off.

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