Bank's lorry spills cash into busy road

Drivers scrambled for banknotes on a busy road in the Netherlands yesterday after a package containing euro bills fell from a bank's lorry and broke open.

People parked their cars on the hard shoulder and ran to scoop up the notes on the busy road near Maastricht. Police in the southern Dutch province of Limburg confirmed in their Twitter feed: "It briefly rained bank bills."

People were seen grabbing handfuls of cash before hopping back into their cars and driving away, according to the broadcaster NOS. It was not clear how much cash was lost or how it could have fallen. AP

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