Locusts swarm Sindh’s drought-hit White Desert

1992

Karachi

Swarms of locusts have hit Sindh’s Achro Thar Desert in Sanghar district, devouring newly developed grassland after three years of drought. Locals have demanded the authorities declare an emergency and contain the locust outbreak. ‘The attack started Thursday and they are proceeding further with every passing moment,’ Khuman Singh, a local from Jeenhar village told media over the phone. ‘They came from the north and are spreading fast towards the south. We don’t know whether they are coming from Khairpur district’s Nara Taluka or from India.’—INP

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