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Video: Swarm of locusts take over Saudi city

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Filed on January 31, 2020 | Last updated on January 31, 2020 at 06.33 pm
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Videos show thousands of locusts darkening the skies and clinging to trees.

New videos from Najram in Saudi Arabia show the city infested by millions of locusts, with similar infestations expected to continue over the next few months.

Videos and pictures shared show thousands of the insects clinging onto trees and darkening the city's skies.

The Najram Municipality has deployed workers to fumigate the streets of the city in an attempt to get rid of the swarms. 

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of environment has warned that the swarms are expected to continue to invade the kingdom for at least two more months. It also urged citizens to avoid eating any of the insects as they are contaminated by toxic pesticides.

The kingdom started to see the outbreak of locusts earlier this month, after good rains in the region caused the insects to move from Eritrea and Sudan along the Red Sea into Saudi and Egypt.

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