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Dangling house burnt down for 'safety'

Officials in Texas have set fire to a luxury lakeside home that was dangling over the edge of a cliff.

Part of the house fell into the lake on Tuesday - now it has been burnt down to stop the rest of it plunging into the lake.

The owners of the house - which was nearly 50 metres from the cliff edge when it was built - have already abandoned it.

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