Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 12 (ANI): Swarms of locusts entered the Prayagraj district on Thursday and destroyed standing crops in the farms.

They also entered the city and attacked places which have greenery.

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There was prior information from the last two days that a swarm of locusts would enter Prayagraj.

"When I went out of my house, I saw a swarm of locusts. Crackers were being burst to drive them away," Sonam Devi, a local resident said.

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"Suddenly, we saw a swarm of locusts come here. They have created chaos. We started bursting crackers and playing songs at high volume to drive them away. The locusts are creating a lot of problems," Yashasvi, another local resident said.

The desert locust is a species of locust, a swarming short-horned grasshopper. They are known to devour everything in their path, posing an unprecedented threat to food supply and livelihoods of millions of people. (ANI)

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