2 dead bodies and a shower of cash: Mystery surrounds residential block in Guangzhou

A man's body was also found at the bottom of the block, while a woman's body was discovered in a unit on the eight floor.
A man's body was also found at the bottom of the block, while a woman's body was discovered in a unit on the eight floor.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

GUANGZHOU - Two dead bodies were found at a residential block in Guangzhou in southern China on Friday (Dec 2) morning, as wads of cash rained down all over the compound, South China Morning Post reported.

A man's body was found at the bottom of the block, while a woman's body was discovered in a unit on the eight floor.

While police did not confirm whether the deaths and the dollars were related, residents said they heard an argument in a unit on that level around dawn, according to the South China Morning Post.

It continued in the stairwell, and a cleaner said the man jumped off the building at about 7.25am.

Security guards who retrieved the fallen cash said the sum amounted to hundreds of thousands of yuan, and filled three large plastic bags.

More cash covered the stairwell and the area outside, the report said.

However, none of the residents pocketed any of the money, as they feared it carried evil spirits bearing ill fortune.