Posted on April 12, 2008 with No Comments
“Usually, when you stick something in a safe deposit box, you expect it to be there when you come back. Hence the word “safe.”
“But one Indian man has found himself out more than $16,500 (plus jewelry) after a termite infestation at his bank resulted in his valuable bills and documents being eaten.”
“The bank had put up a notice warning customers about the hungry pests, but Dwarika Prasad hadn’t been to the bank for several months.”
“He returned to find hundreds of thousands of rupees had become bug food, leaving him with termite dust and “badly perforated” papers.”
In the pest control industry there is an expression that goes like this “there are two kinds of homes ones that have termites and ones that will have them.” I can’t believe that posting a sign would rid the bank of any responsibility. At the very least they should have either mailed each individual customer a letter or contacted them via phone. Where is there accountability?
To read more on this article go to http://www.asylum.com/2008/04/09/indian-trader-loses-life-savings-to-termites/