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Beware The Cursed Cell Phone Number

Today's news of the weird: A cursed cell phone number.  Three people assigned the number died in a ten year span.  The first owner of the Bulgarian digits, 0888 888 888, died of cancer in 2001.  The next two were both gunned down (both happened to be crime bosses).  According to the Telegraph:

Since then, the number is understood to have been dormant... Now phone bosses are said to have suspended the number for good. Callers now get a recorded message saying the phone is "outside network coverage."
A Mobitel spokesman would only say: "We have no comment to make. We won't discuss individual numbers."