Termites Devour $225K at Bank
Staff at Indian bank accused of 'laxity'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2011 4:02 AM CDT
To a termite, this looks like lunch.   (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

(Newser) – Staffers at an Indian bank were perplexed by a 10 million rupee shortfall until the culprit was discovered: termites. The insects had found their way into a storeroom in the old wooden building and munched their way through bank notes worth some $225,000, reports the BBC. Bank officials say the branch managers are guilty of "laxity" and will be punished. (And in other odd bank-related news...)