Two peopled have died after a mass of dangerous spiders swarmed the town of Sadiya in India.
The town's residents had been celebrating a Hindu festival when the arachnids descended upon them, killing two and sending many more to hospital with bites. Authorities have considered spraying the whole area with insecticide to try and deal with the menace and have called in a science team to try and identify the species.
"As of now, we cannot give a specific name," said Dr L R Saikia. "It's similar to a tarantula but it could be a whole new species. But whatever the species, it is a highly aggressive spider. It leaps at anything that comes close."
"A swarm of potentially venomous spiders has reportedly invaded a town in India and two people have died after being bitten."
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