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Some children like to play with toy trucks and bulldozers.
Usually they will crash these trucks into each other and make matching sound effects.
For kids, it is just a game. But last Saturday in China a construction equipment fight happened in real life.
A bulldozer battle broke out in Hebei, a province in northern China.
The Associated Press reported that an argument between two companies competing for business started the crashing of heavy equipment.
A video of the fight is just over one minute long. Six bulldozers and other construction machines crashed into each other over and over again.
The video appeared on YouTube on Sunday. Since then, it has received more than 1.6 million views.
One person compared the fight to a popular toy and movie series. That person wrote: “Transformers gone rogue!”
Another person said: “Should’ve got[ten] out and fought like a man.”
The fight happened amid problems with China's economy. A recent article said China's economy in 2016 is only growing at a rate of 6.7 percent . That is the lowest growth figure in seven years. One of the reasons for the slower growth is a slump in the construction business.
The bulldozers use their shovels as weapons in front of stores and regular cars on the street. You can see some cars driving out of the way of the heavy equipment.
One bulldozer knocks over another with a loud crash. Then, a cloud of dust appears. The person filming the video clearly cannot believe what he is seeing.
And most of the reaction on Twitter was the same.
One person described it as, “Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about … a bulldozer fight!”
And that’s What’s Trending Today.
I’m Ashley Thompson.
Dan Friedell wrote this story for Learning English. Hai Do was the editor.
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Words in This Story
slump – n. a sudden decrease in prices, value, amount, etc.
rogue – adj. used to describe something or someone that is different from others in usually a dangerous or harmful way
sound effects – n. sounds created in television, radio, or movies to represent something real
bulldozer – n. a powerful and heavy vehicle that has a large curved piece of metal at its front and that is used for moving dirt and rocks and pushing over trees and other structures