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Flying NT$1,000 bills in road no New Year bonus

Flying NT$1,000 bills in road no New Year bonus

Taipei, Jan. 14 (CNA) A flurry of NT$1,000 (US$31.5) bills flying in the wind Monday were not early Chinese New Year gifts but merely the monthly salary of an unfortunate truck driver. The 48-year-old man, surnamed Chang from Miaoli, put his monthly salary envelope containing NT$47,000 in his pocket and went out with his daughter on his motorcycle. He had no idea that he had dropped his money, which was swept away by strong wind. People waiting at traffic lights in front of a school in Toufen Township saw the cash flying toward them and were happy to discover that they were NT$1,000 bills. Police said that so far, students and other people had retrieved NT$40,000 of the unfortunate man's money and called for others to return the remaining NT$7,000. (By Kuan Jui-ping and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-27 11:16 GMT+08:00