A few weeks after Iran, swarms of locusts are currently invading southern Saudi Arabia, near Najran, darkening the skies and adding a thick layer of insects to trees. Just like something out of the bible!
Najran, Saudi Arabia, played host to an invasion of nightmarish proportions when millions of swarming locusts descended over the weekend. On their way from Iran they first crossed Kuwait and its desert before arriving to Saudi Arabia:
Very creepy, isn’t it? Earlier this year, the United Nations warned that swarms of locusts would be bearing down on Saudi Arabia and spreading among the Red Sea thanks to unusually heavy rainfall.
The UN also called on countries in the flight path to take the necessary precautions to ensure the insects make a limited impact.
Locust swarms contain up to 80 million insects per square mile and they can extend for hundreds of square miles.
The biggest fear surrounding locusts is the amount of food they can consume in a short period of time, a “small swarm” weighing about one ton can eat the same amount of food in one day as 35,000 people.
Plagues can consume fruits, crops, vegetation in their path ultimately causing devastation to farmers and locals.
Another biblical attack of locusts!
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