Yemeni girl cries stones instead of tears

A 12-year-old Yemeni girl has baffled doctors as her eyes oozed out stones instead of tears, triggering panic in her rural area that it could be either magic or epidemic.

Doctors said they still could not give an explanation for such a phenomenon since the girl, Saadiya Saleh, is not suffering from any know disease.

A YouTube film aired by Yemen’s Azal satellite TV channel showed doctors gathered a small box full of stones that dropped out of the girl’s eyes in just a few hours.

“This case in the second strange phenomenon in the region,” Azal’s presenter said in a report from the western Yemeni province of Hudaidah.

“The case has triggered panic in the area where this girl lives….some say the girl could be gripped by a magic spell while others say it might be the devil….others fear it could be the start of a dangerous epidemic.”

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