2 Jun 2013

Bags of money lost in river by banker

5:46 am on 2 June 2013

A bank employee in Austria is in trouble after he unloaded bags containing 90,000 euros from his car boot to fix a puncture. He says the money fell into a river below.

The Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper reported the incident happened on 7 May as the employee was transporting the cash from a small branch in Obertauern in western Salzburg province to the main office in Radstadt.

He claimed the bags which he placed on a steep slope, slipped into the river as he was repairing the tyre.

The Austria Press Agency said police, fire department and mountain rescue teams searched the waterway but recovered only 3000 euros.

According to the bank, he employee, who was using his own car, has been sacked for not following procedure.