Termites eat millions of rupees in bank

2011-04-22 13:21

It was an all-you-can-eat buffet at the bank.

An army of termites munched through 10 million rupees (about R1.5 million) in currency notes stored in a steel chest at a bank, police in northern India said today.

The bank manager discovered the damage when he opened the reinforced room in an old bank building on Wednesday, police officer Navneet Rana told The Associated Press.

“It’s a matter of investigation how termites attacked bundles of currency notes stacked in a steel chest,” he said. The money was put in the chest in January.

The termites had damaged bank furniture and documents in the past.

The police have registered a case of negligence against bank officials in Barabanki, a town 30km southwest of Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh state capital.

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