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Tiny Rat Makes Expensive Nest Inside Indian Cash Machine

In a move that would put any rock star to shame, a rat died on a bed of money inside an Indian ATM earlier this month.
A bed of destroyed bank notes worth nearly $18000.

The ATM in question, is owned by The State Bank of India (SBI), and located in the town of Tinsukia in the northeastern state of Assam.
It had been out of order for a few days when technicians arrived to repair it.

According to Reuters, The technicians were shocked to find a machine containing thousands of shredded rupees and one tiny dead rat.

“The ATM was out of order for a few days, and when our technicians opened the kiosk, we were shocked to find shredded notes and a dead rat,” said Chandan Sharma, SBI branch manager.

“We have started an investigation into this rare incident and will take measures to prevent a recurrence.”

It is not known how the rat entered the ATM as it also seems to have avoided all security cameras, and does not appear in any CCTV footage.
It is possible it got in through a small hole meant to carry wires.

The Hindustan Times reported that local police have ruled out any human involvement, despite not being informed of the discovering for 12 days.

The news has gone viral amongst Indian Twitter users, with local reporters sharing images and video of the devastation.

It really is impressive work for such a little fella, and what a way to go!

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