A retired vet, 79, in Sichuan province, who suffers from a mental illness, is believed to have torn up his savings worth 40,000 yuan. Photo: West China Metropolis Daily

Financial headache: staff try to repair banknotes after Chinese man, 79, tears up 40,000 yuan

Rural cooperative workers in Sichuan spent six days restoring notes worth just 5,000 yuan after mentally ill man's savings ripped into 2,000 pieces, some the size of shredded paper

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A retired vet, 79, in Sichuan province, who suffers from a mental illness, is believed to have torn up his savings worth 40,000 yuan. Photo: West China Metropolis Daily
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