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21/09/2015 11:26 BST | Updated 21/09/2015 11:59 BST

IPhone 6s: Chinese Men Attempt To Sell Their Kidneys In Exchange For New Smartphone

Two men have gone to extraordinary lengths in order to get hold of an Apple iPhone 6s: Attempting to sell their organs online.

The bizarre incident involved two men only known by their last names, Wu and Huang, and was reported by police in Nanjing, eastern China.

According to local news the pair were desperate to get hold of the new Apple product, which costs upwards of 4,488 Yuan (£449) – about the average monthly salary in Nanjing.

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Two men have attempted to sell their kidneys for an iPhone 6s

The men reportedly found an interested buyer on a Chinese social network and had gone as far as completing a medical examination for the life-altering swap.

Despite this, the deal fell through when the interested party didn't show to the final meeting on 12 September.

After the deal collapsed,Chinese news sources report that Wu changed his mind about the ordeal and pleaded with Huang not to continue with the plan.

Afterwards Huang allegedly ran away and he hasn't been seen since.

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