15:11 GMT22 September 2020
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    A German engineer is claiming to have found trucks loaded with 100 tons of gold, silver and jewels buried near a village south-west of Moscow.

    The unnamed engineer said he had used ground-penetrating radar to find the location of the trucks laden with riches from the Bank of Smolensk, which had been emptied by Soviet forces during WWII in order to prevent the Nazis looting them.

    Bild newspaper in Germany reported on the story Monday morning stating: "The man is an engineer and through his lawyer says he found the missing trucks at the risk of his own life."

    According to his statements, the Soviet secret service took charge of all the trucks. After burning paper money and artworks the vehicles were buried in mineshafts near Vyazma and the shafts were then mined.

    “Allegedly there is 100 tons of gold on board the trucks,” Bild said the unnamed man told them the trucks, six in all, were hidden in two shafts several miles apart at a depth of 15 to 17 meters.

    Bild said the man intended to go public with his "proof" of the gold trucks in the coming days.

    This follows the reports last week that the fabled “gold train” of Walbrzych in Poland had been found, laden with Nazi plunder, in an abandoned tunnel.

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