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Inside the lawless tunnel network below the Las Vegas strip where thousands of homeless people live in fear of being washed away

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  • A network of sewage tunnels underneath the Las Vega strip houses thousands of homeless people, who call themselves the "Mole People".
  • They live in concrete pits that are meant to drain rainwater from the city after a storm. This means that when it does rain, people are at risk of having their homes washed away — or drowning.
  • Pitch black and with no surveillance cameras, the tunnels are a breeding ground for crime and illegal activity.
  • From ex-prisoners to drug addicts, many people living in the tunnels feel forgotten by society and claim that they are treated like "pieces of s***".
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Behind the glowing skyline of Las Vegas, thousands of people are living out the "American Dream". Day in and day out, visitors drink, party and gamble in countless casinos — but most of them are totally unaware of the parallel world running just underneath their feet.

More than 1,000 homeless people have found refuge in the dark sewage tunnels underneath the megacity. They are people whose "American Dream" unfortunately was never fulfilled, and instead, only became a nightmare. BILD was allowed to step into their world.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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