Swarms of locusts arrive in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU: Days after their arrival in the southern plains, swarms of locusts were spotted in Kathmandu skies as the day proceeded to dusk on Tuesday.

Residents in Lainchaur, Samakhushi, Swayambhu, among other places in the capital city were reported to have spotted the crop-devouring insects in large numbers.

This image shows a locust trapped in a transparent water bottle, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. A huge swarm of locusts were seen flying over the skies of Kathmandu valley on Tuesday. Photo: Suresh Chaudhary/THT

Many even took to social networking sites to share the news and videos and images of the locusts swarming the capital skies.

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According to Metropolitan Police Circle in Swayambhu, the locusts arrived in a thick swarm and proceeded towards the south-western direction at around 5pm.

This image shows a locust trapped in a transparent water bottle, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. A huge swarm of locusts were seen flying over the skies of Kathmandu valley on Tuesday. Photo: Suresh Chaudhary/THT

Many crows, eagles and other birds were seen feeding on the pests, said the police.

Image: Suresh Chaudhary/THT


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