Baby dies after giant rat attack in Yemen

A one-year-old Yemeni boy died after it was attacked and partly eaten by a giant rodent at his house in the Arab country, according to press reports in Yemen.

The mother has just stepped out and returned home when she saw the rodent gnawing at the body of her screaming son, Yemen Press agency said.

As she overcame her shock, she carried her son and rushed him to a nearby medical centre but the boy died on the way, it said.

The incident took place inside the boy’s bed room at a mud house in the western Yemeni province of Al Hudaydah, the agency said.

“The mother is still in a bad psychological condition after seeing the giant rat feeding on her own baby,” it said without giving other details.

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