Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Russia Declares State of Emergency As Millions of Locusts Destroys Farms




Authorities at Southern Russ[post_ad]
ia say they have declared state of emergency on the region following the outbreak of millions of locusts which descended on their farmlands, devouring entire fields of crops and a vast area of about 800 hectares.
Currently, the affected areas are den of the swarms of insects, each measuring about 8 centimeters long, annihilate fields of corn and other crops.
News48hrs.com learnt that it’s been more than 30 years since this part of southern Russia suffered such a dense plague of locusts, according to local officials, who added that about 10% of crops have already been destroyed, and the locust feeding frenzy is far from over, threatening to devastate the livelihoods of local farmers.

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