The People Under the Strip

A community of hundreds of people live beneath the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip in flood control tunnels.
September 25, 2009, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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This article takes a look inside this underground world, and the troubles that keep many of its residents in the darkness of the Las Vegas tunnel life.

"It is estimated the population of the underground community could be as many as 700. As well as credit-hustling, they earn their money off the wildly excessive city above by begging and "dumpster diving" - raiding bins and skips.

There are around 350 miles of flood channels running under Las Vegas. Most inhabitants are in the area under the city's strip."

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Published on Thursday, September 24, 2009 in The Sun
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