A sudden spate of snake attacks has citizens in Sayid Dkheel, a city in southern Iraq in a “dangerous” situation.
Large numbers of deadly snakes have and continue to invade the city as a rise in weather temperature sees them looking for a cooler spot to live.
According to the local health department, at least 60 people have been reported dead due to snake bites.
Many residents have reportedly fled the city after the rise in fatalities, an Al Arabiya documentary reported.
Citizens have complained about the lack of aid from the central governmental, which has yet to provide them with the necessary medication to treat snake wounds.
“This is a very dangerous area, we urge the government to intervene as soon as possible and provide the necessary antidote,” Jassem Mohammed, a local resident said.
The lack of medical equipment at the city’s local hospital made the situation worse and caused the deaths of many, locals told Al Arabiya.
Al Arabiya attempted to contact the health department in the city but they refused to comment.
Cobras were amongst some of the snakes sighted in the southern Iraqi city.