Friday, 21 Jun 2019

The first time, Grand Mosque complex in Mecca was attacked by the swarm of insects


IllustrationIllustration - The Grand Mosque complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia was attacked by thousands of insects. The swarm of insects swarms the walls and floors of the sacred mosque complex. There were some who were attacked the congregation there.

As reported by Morocco World News and Gulf Business, on Friday, January 11th 2019, a number of photos and videos circulating widely on social media showed a flock of black crickets invaded the Grand Mosque compound.

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Social media users who use the #cricket hashtag in Arabic expressed the disgust at the unusual scene that shows a herd of crickets clinging to the walls, floors to the clothes of the congregation. They asked for an explanation of the trigger for this insect attack.

In response to the incident, the Emirate of Mecca Province mobilized special officers to carry out cleaning. In a statement via Twitter, the Emirate of Mecca Province said it was deploying 22 teams of 138 people to eradicate the crickets.

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Via Twitter, Emirate of Mecca Province released photos when officers carried out fumigation of disinfection on waterways in the Grand Mosque complex on the streets of Mecca. "We focus on the areas of reproduction and breeding of insects, waterways and open water sources around the courtyard of the Grand Mosque and inside the toilets that are scattered in the courtyard of the mosque" the statement from the Emirate of Mecca added.


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