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Bin Men Empty Truck To Search For OAPs Life Savings

Bin Men Empty Truck To Search For OAPs Life Savings

Six kind hearted Chinese bin men emptied their rubbish truck on a side road and spent two hours sorting through the mess after getting a call to say an OAP had accidentally thrown his life savings away by mistake.

Pensioner Kang Yao, 67, had put the money inside a bin bag which he left in his wardrobe, but while looking for a fresh pair of socks he had taken out the bin bag and left it on the floor, where his cleaner had assumed it was rubbish and chucked it in the bin.

The OAP, who realised the money was gone when he returned to his home in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai, at first thought that it had been stolen, but after contacting the cleaner discovered that it had been thrown in the bin.

Horrified, he checked the bin and found it had been emptied an hour earlier. With the help of his son he contacted refuse officials who radioed the bin men to warn them that the man's money was probably inside their vehicle.

A spokesman for the council's refuse collection department, Tain Chen, said that although it was not a huge amount, just under 500 GBP, it was the man's entire life savings and he had been devastated by the loss.

He added: "They stopped immediately and emptied all of the rubbish out onto the street, and then spent close to 2 hours sorting through it all until they found the bag with the cash inside. They then called in to say that they had the money and it was collected later by the man's son."

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