Saturday, June 23, 2018

In India, rats have a $19,000 meal

Source Website: https://apnews.com/d92ef0cf38f7426fbc962123a55e845b
By Wasbir Hussain, AP News, 22 June 2018


Rats break into Indian bank's ATM, munch through S$24,000 in cash
PHOTO: Rats break into Indian bank's ATM, munch through S$24,000 in cash
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GAUHATI, India (AP) — It was a cash machine heist with a difference: The attackers were hungry rodents.

At least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and started eating. By the time it was finished, police say more than US $19,000 in bills were shredded.



 At least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and started eating.
PHOTO: At least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and started eating. By the time it was finished, police say more than US $19,000 in bills were shredded.
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When technicians arrived June 11 to fix a broken State Bank of India cash machine in the town of Tinsukia they found a dead rat inside it and Indian currency notes worth nearly 1.3 million rupees, or a little over $19,000, chewed to shreds. The rat had entered the ATM through a small hole for cables, police superintendent Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta said Friday. The notes were in 500-rupee and 2,000-rupee denominations.



The rats munched through an estimated 1.2 million rupees
PHOTO: The rats munched through an estimated 1.2 million rupees (S$24,055) worth of hard currency, local media reported. Images showed an upended ATM filled with torn and shredded 500 and 2000 rupee bills.
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The ATM had been broken since May 20, officials said.

A State Bank of India official said the cash machine was overseen by another company.

We are surprised at what has happened. An investigation has been ordered,” said the official, Bimal Debroy.



The Pied Piper
PHOTO: The Pied Piper
"Too many rats. Call in the Pipe Piper of Hamelin. His fees will be a quarter of the lost value caused by the rats." - David PS Wu
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Clipart of a the Pied Piper Marching and Playing a Pipe with a Trail of Usd Currency
PHOTO: Clipart of a the Pied Piper Marching and Playing a Pipe with a Trail of Usd Currency
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ESCAPE TO THE HINTERLAND
PHOTO: ESCAPE TO THE HINTERLAND
The weather cools (a little), it’s time to take advantage of the nearby Gold Coast Hinterland. Think cosy nights in, a morning soundtrack featuring rainforest birds and wistful wanders to sparkling waterfalls.
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By Wasbir Hussain, AP News, 22 June 2018



Reference
[1] Wasbir Hussain, AP News, In India, rats have a $19,000 meal, posted on 22 June 2018, https://apnews.com/d92ef0cf38f7426fbc962123a55e845b