June 11 - An army of termites sneaks into a wooden drawer belonging to an elderly lady in China and eats its way through 400,000 RMB (65,210 U.S. dollars). Elly Park reports
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This is what's left of the life savings of an elderly Chinese woman after being eaten by an army of termites.
According to Chinese state television, CCTV, the unidentified woman was given 400,000 yuan, that's about 65,000 U.S. dollars by her children six months ago.
Instead of bringing it to the bank, she wrapped the cash in a plastic bag and stored it in a wooden drawer in her house and only noticed the damage in April.
A local bank was generous enough to scan and count the remaining cash but only 340,000 yuan could be identified - a loss of roughly 10,000 U.S. dollars.
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