Like in the times of Moses, a Plague of Locusts covers Saudi Arabia



One of most known biblical story was the one written in the book of exodus 10. It shows how the king of Egypt (Pharaoh) did not want to free the chosen people of God, Israel, so God sent a plague of locusts. Nowadays, the same plague covers Saudi Arabia. Believe it or not a huge swarm of locusts descends on Mecca, leaving people covered in insects.

In one of the videos the insects can be seen clearly when the night sky is illuminated by the lights of the mosque.

A closer-up view shows them swarming in all directions, over the heads of the cleaners in green uniforms attempting to deal with them. Another shot shows the insects covering the walls of the mosque as they swarmed across the site.

Mecca authorities shared pictures on Twitter of the cleaners, wearing face masks, spraying insecticide as they tried to decontaminate the site.

Officials said the insects had been identified as ‘black grasshoppers’, according to CNN’s Arabic website.

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