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Locust invasion wreaks havoc on Pakistan's crops, orchards

 


MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — An invasion of locusts has spread across Pakistan, officials said Friday, causing damage to crops and orchards and posing a threat to food security in an impoverished Islamic nation already struggling to tackle a virus pandemic that has caused more than 1,300 deaths.

Massive swarms of the desert locust, which experts say originates in Africa and is the most destructive of the locust species, began damaging crops in Pakistan last month.

But the situation worsened this week and authorities began dispatching aircraft and spraying machines filled with pesticides mounte...



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