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Italy locust invasion: Europe panic as worst swarm for 70 years hits continentMILLIONS of locusts have caused devastation after descending on Sardinia, with several mayors in the region declaring a state of natural disaster and calling for immediate action.

In a situation reminiscent of a biblical plague, the  have stripped large areas of the island’s agricultural regions of crops, in what the World Bank has already been branded the most serious such invasion the world has faced in 70 years. The epicentre is formed by the municipalities of Orani, Ottana and Bolotana in the Tirso valley, with  having arrived from the Middle East and , where 23 countries have experienced similar problems.

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