Fast-spreading swarms of desert locusts hit India

Posted at 8:29 AM, Jun 27, 2020

DELHI, India — Fast-spreading swarms of desert locusts Saturday invaded a city in India's capital.

Authorities are asking people to keep their windows shut and bang utensils to ward off the fast-spreading swarms.

Delhi's international airport has asked pilots to take extra precautions during takeoff and landing.

People posted pictures of the locusts on Twitter, with some criticizing the government for not containing the outbreak.

India is using specialist vehicles and fire trucks to spray insecticides in at least seven states across the country.

The locust infestation has not caused significant damage so far, but farmers are worried about their summer crops.