Termites eat up ten million rupees in Indian Bank
Termites have eaten some ten million rupees (about 222,000 dollars) in bank notes, stored in a deposit box at a financial institution for several months, The incident occurred in Uttar Pradesh in the north, in the department of the State Bank of India, said IANS.
The bank staff found traces of termites on Wednesday, April 20 and immediately notified about the incident the local police and representatives of the District Magistrate. They inspected the deposit box and registered the damage.
According to a police spokesman, specialists will determine how the termites got into the cell. He also noted that earlier in Indian banks have already been similar cases – the termites ate the furniture and documents.
Termites are social insects and live in large colonies (number can reach several million). All termites eat cellulose, from which, inter alia, manufacture and paper to print banknotes. Some termites cultivate special mushrooms, which can then go to the food.
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