Money falls from sky onto busy Hong Kong street

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  • Sunday, 16 Dec 2018

Money was seen falling from the sky at Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, on Dec 15, 2018.PHOTO: FACEBOOK / MAN HIM HUNG

What would you do if money started falling from the sky?

People in Hong Kong witnessed the startling sight of banknotes floating down from above on Saturday afternoon (Dec 15).

Videos posted online suggest that the notes were thrown from the roof of a building along Fuk Wa Street in Sham Shui Po.

The notes flutter through the air before landing on the busy street below.

Passers-by can be seen eagerly grabbing the notes, with some climbing on to the roof of the subway exit to 'harvest' this unlikely windfall, seemingly from the heavens.

Photos on social media show that the notes were of the HK$100 (RM53) denomination.

One Facebook user appeared to have picked up at least six notes.

Police were called to the scene after receiving reports of someone distributing money at Fuk Wa Street, and told people not to pick up the money, said South China Morning Post (SCMP).

Officers collected around HK$5,000, and no one was arrested, according to the report.

A live video on the Facebook page of Epoch Cryptocurrency, that began at 2.42pm, showed a man dressed in a black hoodie saying in Cantonese: "I hope everyone here will pay attention to this important event…

"(I) don't know whether any of you will believe money can fall from the sky."

The man is believed to be the owner of Epoch Cryptocurrency, a Facebook page that promotes the virtual currency.

The man is widely known online as "Coin Young Master" and his real name is Wong Ching-kit, reported the South China Morning Post.

Bowen Press said that the 24-year-old man refuted claims that he was behind the incident when interviewed at his home.

The police are trying to locate the person behind the stunt. - Straits Times / Asia News Network
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