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article imageRumors of hidden cash in building rubble get people digging

By Anne Sewell     Jul 5, 2013 in Odd News
Lleida - A building began collapsing in the city center of Lleida, Spain on June 17. Two weeks ago, it finally completely gave way. This week rumors started that there was a pile of cash hidden in the pile of rubble and that's when people started digging.
The building, located at the corner of Companyia and Cavallers Street in Lleida sank partially on June 17.
Two weeks ago, it finally completely collapsed, and on Wednesday this week, a rumor started circulating, causing dozens of people to risk life and limb on a merry and dangerous treasure hunt in the ruins.
According to 20minutos, the rumor stated that there is €3,000 ($4,000) in cash buried in the rubble and with the current economic crisis in Spain, it sounded like a dream come true to the citizens of Lleida.
Head of Civic Safety in Lleida's town hall, Sara Mestres, told the media: "As far as the city police know, nothing has been found."
She added that she was surprised how quickly the rumor spread and that she had no idea how it had started.
In the meantime, Mestres has asked the property's owner to increase surveillance on the rubble, and city police are attempting to disperse any crowds from the scene.
A clearance operation has now been started to remove the rubble and take it to a landfill nearby. The operation is expected to be finished within two or three days.
In the meantime, those who can, dig. Hey, you never know, right?
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