First Morocco scorpion sting victim of this summer
Five year old Radwan Bnu Dhahiba died in Mohammad Al Khamis Hospital in al-Jadida region as a result of a scorpion sting, being the first victim of scorpions this summer in Morocco, reported the July 13 edition of Moroccan newspaper <i>al-Sabah</i>. The boy was hitt while he was going with his mother to a nearby well and died in the hospital due to the lack of the required medicine.
According to the newspaper, the kid's death exposed the false nature of the recent declaration by a representative of the health ministry on May 24, saying that the ministry will implement a program to fight against scorpion stings through allocating three vehicles equipped with the necessary medical needs for providing treatment in urgent cases, in addition to 11 ambulances owned by rural associations.
It should be mentioned that the dangerous black scorpions are common in Al-Jadida region. Last summer, 800 people were hit by scorpions, 28 of them died.