As DIY disasters go, this one is pretty hard to beat.
A hapless Chinese homeowner was left wishing he'd called in the professionals after his entire house collapsed around him during an ill-advised attempt to demolish it himself.
The 44-year-old man, named only as Yiburaymu, was planning to use his life savings to build anew home on the plot in Liangtai village near Bole, in western China.
Yiburaymu was left trapped under a mountain of rubble when the house suddenly collapsed due to the heavy cement ceiling and fragile walls.
He was left buried underneath a mountain of rubble, with only his head and one hand outside. Firefighters arrived to find that he was stuck by six falling cement ceiling plates.
After the called-in crane lifted out the plates, Yiburaymu was dug out from the debris, and was taken to hospital in an ambulance.
Luckily he was only found to have a ruptured tendon on the left foot, and is not in danger.
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