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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Worms eat Chinese fisherman’s buried life-savings
CHINESE fisherman Wu Chen didn’t trust the banks with his life-savings so he decided to bury it.
Unfortunately for the 67-year-old pensioner, he never could have guessed his 35,000 RMB (AUD$7536) nest egg would be eaten by worms.
Shocked ... Wu Chen with the biodegradable bag he buried his savings in. Picture: People’s Daily Online
After burying his stash in an ‘eco-friendly’ bag five years ago, Chen returned to withdraw some money recently only to discover most of it was gone.
The bag was biodegradable, allowing worms and insects to make their way into Chen’s savings.
“I did not expect to open the plastic bag and see thirty-five thousand yuan in cash all damaged, some rotten became very fine,” Chen said to
People’s Daily Online
In an ironic twist of fate, the bank that Chen had found untrustworthy came to the rescue by offering to swap the notes that were in good enough condition for fresh ones.
Remains ... The damaged notes from Wu Chen’s life-savings. Picture: People’s Daily Online
Hole ... Wu Chen shows where he buried his life-savings. Picture: People’s Daily Online
The bank was able to save around 20,000 RMB (AUD$4305) with the rest far too damaged to be repaired.
Bank staff reminded people that burying cash is not a good idea because it will become damp and rot easily.
They said putting the majority of your money in the bank is the best option to avoid mildew, rot, fire or stealing.
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