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Woman burns £20k

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The woman burned the money while using the stove to make a cup of cha
The woman burned the money while using the stove to make a cup of cha

A woman has burned £20,000 after hiding the cash in a stove.

Hao Bin from Shaoshan in China's Hunan province had put the money safely hidden away so her husband Wang could pay the construction workers once they finished their job, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports.

But disaster struck the next day when Hao lit the stove to boil some water for her tea.

Wang said: "It was a hard blow, and my wife is devastated. But I have forgiven her, and we will survive."

The couple tried to get new notes from the bank but were told they could not replace banknotes that had less than half of the note remaining.