Sting of Death: Scorpions kill three, injure scores in Egypt
Three people have died and over four hundred others injured after they were stung by scorpions in Southern Egypt.
Scorpions stung 453 people, killing three in the mountainous area of Aswan, according to a report by Egyptian Daily Newspaper Al-Ahram.
The attack comes in the wake of heavy rainfall and thunderstorm in the area which swept the animals out of their nests to the streets and people’s houses.
Following the incident, health officials in Egypt have intensified preparedness through the supply of antivenom to hospitals and medical units in villages near the mountains.
Doctors have also been recalled from the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise to reinforce medical staff in the Aswan area where the incident occurred.
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) projects moderate rainfall accompanied by thunder to continue over southern Egypt.