Sunday , December 4 2016

Furious customers barge into bank, break glass door in Kerala

Angry customers waiting outside the branch of the State Bank of Travancore in Kollam district supposedly broke a glass door on Saturday.

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Currency notes being carried from a bank chest amid tight security in Thiruvananthapuram.

Thiruvananthapuram: Angry customers waiting outside the branch of the State Bank of Travancore in Kollam district supposedly broke a glass door on Saturday after it decided to down shutters due to a heavy rush even as serpentine queues were witnessed before various banks across Kerala.

Due to a huge surge of customers at the SBT branch at Vavvakkam this morning, banking officials has decided to down shutters for a while as around 200 persons were inside the branch, bank officials said.

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Seemingly angered over this, more than 200 persons who were waiting in a queue outside the branch allegedly broke a glass door of the bank, officials said.

According to them, the situation is now under control.

Police were immediately informed and some of the persons were being questioned, they said.

Meanwhile, long queues outside various branches across the state continued for the third day today with the customers complaining that several ATMs were running out of money.

Yesterday, an elderly man standing in the queue to deposit cash collapsed and have died at Haripad in Alappuzha district while another man fell to his death from a building

housing an SBT branch while filling forms to deposit a scrapped high denomination notes worth Rs 5.5 lakh at Thalassery in Kannur district.

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