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Hoarders Buried Under Stuff

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A Chicago couple in their late-70s were found alive, but buried under a bunch of their stuff—and badly bitten by rats—inside their apartment (right). The home, which officials describe as being "packed from floor to ceiling"—"The debris included clothing, trash, papers, food, appliances, even tires," Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford told reporters. "They were in it. I'm not sure how they got in it [but] they were in it and they couldn't get up and get out." The grossest part (besides the stench)? "Rodents had attacked the couple, believed to be a 76-year-old-woman and 79-year-old man, as they lay immobile under the piles of rubbish."[Daily Mail]