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VIDEO. 80-year-old man lives between 40 tons of paper: It is inhuman, he should be helped
An 80-year-old compulsive collector stouwt a terraced house in Kortrijk, belgium full paper. Normal living doesn't help any more. “It is inhuman. He can't even go to the toilet because of the anywhere access is blocked with boxes. And sleep he does, just on the ground,” says owner Romain Lefebvre (51).”

I've got a bit behind in the reading, sir. I was after all on

80-year-old man

The tenant of the rijhuisje in the Tuinstraat collects almost three years paper. It is mostly about newspapers and magazines, an estimated good for about 40,000 kilograms. The living room, the bathroom, the bedroom, the hallway, even the kitchen, the toilet and the attic are completely full. Four metres high, up to the ceiling and up to the ridge of the roof. It's about many thousands of boxes. The man of 80 years is probably a compulsive collector ' or ‘hoarder’. But he sees his verzamelstoornis not in. “I've got a bit behind in the reading, sir, I was from then on, everything on,” he says through the slit of his letterbox on the front door. Come out he doesn't want to.

water Bottles full of urine

The man is not to his advantage. The ‘hoarder’ hired a few years ago a district in the Brugsestraat. After his departure contributed to the clean-up including two containers full of paper. Further, there were also ten with urine-filled bottles were found. “Even now he can not get to the toilet, and the entrance is blocked,” says Romain Lefebvre, owner of the townhouse in the Tuinstraat. “Cooking can also be, because the kitchen is not accessible through all of those piles of paper. Go to bed? He sleeps in a little hole on the floor, between the boxes. Wash themselves? He can't get to running water. And if he is without electricity, can he not to the fuse box to see what the problem is.”

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