Skip to comments.Cash-Hungry Termites Munch Through £119,000
Posted on 04/28/2013 7:31:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A colony of termites has gorged itself on a diet of money, managing to eat its way through £119,000.
The insects were discovered chomping on the cash by police at a bank in Barabanki, northern India.
The 10 million rupees (£119,000) had been stored in in a steel chest that workers thought was infallible but it turned out they hadnt planned for an attack from an army of termites.
Its a matter of investigation how termites attacked bundles of currency notes stacked in a steel chest, said police officer Navneet Rana.
He added the bank manager had found the damage when he had accessed a disused bank room.
This isnt the first time the ravenous insects have proved a menace.
They have previously damaged equipment and documents at other banks across India.
Authorities have taken the first steps required to open an investigation after registering a negligence case against bank chiefs.
termites == Congress
1 Termite = 1 Michelle My Belle. Wow can she woof it down =)