Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chinese mice devour man's life savings...

A bank in Shanghai has told a migrant worker he must "reassemble" hundreds of pounds worth of savings after an army of famished mice chewed his hard-earned cash "into thousands of tiny pieces".

Zhao Zhiyong, who has lived in Shanghai for around 10 years, was reportedly "shocked" to return home to find the rodents had broken into his closet and munched their way through a stash of money he had been hoarding.

Mr Zhao had asked his wife to store around 7,200 yuan (£775) inside the pocket of a coat. But the mouse invasion transformed the cash into a worthless heap of pink, white and purple confetti.

"Almost all the 100-yuan banknotes were in small pieces," the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday. Full story...

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