Karachi is under attack from locusts as citizens witnessed millions of locusts across the city on Monday morning.
A large number of insects were reported in the areas of Shah Faisal, Malir, Gadap Town, Bin Qasim, Korangi and Bilal Colony among others.
While some people defined the scenes as ‘horrifying’ and ‘scary’, others feared it could be a sign of an upcoming epidemic. Some even suggested to eat them away before it’s too late.
This is horrifying; millions of locusts swarming over Karachi like an apocalypse is to come.
They are about to wreak havoc on the available farmland in Karachi; so lets eat them before they rot or run away. #Locust #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/E9ylcG8Eoj
— junaid ahmed | جنید احمد (@Junaid_ahmed_) November 11, 2019
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) November 11, 2019
Reportedly, this is the second biggest attack on the port city since 1961, as experts believe that the invasion is due to recent weather changes.
Locust invasion in Karachi. The last major attack took place in 1961 (pic 2). According to experts, the locusts have flown in from the coastal areas of Balochistan. They believe this invasion is due to heavy rains in Sindh and Balochistan during the monsoon season. pic.twitter.com/baiJBgWJ0w
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) November 11, 2019
According to an expert, heavy rains in Sindh and Balochistan during the monsoon season forced locusts to move from the coasts of Balochistan.
This is the third major invasion this year; the first two stayed in the planes of Sindh and Balochistan and destroyed the crops. Farmers of Dadu, Sanghar, Nawabshah complained that expired pesticides had worsened the situation.
Here is how the Karachiites are responding to the locust threat:
Locusts swarming in some areas of Karachi. pic.twitter.com/LLEWhICu6d
— Sana Tauseef (@SanaaTauseef) November 11, 2019
— Ayesha Mysorewala (@ayeshamysore) November 11, 2019
— Alizay Jaffer (@AlizayJaffer) November 11, 2019
— Furqan T. Siddiqui (@furqantsiddiqui) November 11, 2019
— Samad Amin (@SamadAmin4) November 11, 2019
— paarassattar (@PaarasSattar) November 11, 2019
— SherY (@SherySyed2) November 11, 2019
— Tabeen (@Tabeen6) November 11, 2019
— Samra Amir (@SamraAmir_) November 11, 2019