More than 500 people have been stung scorpions Aswan, Egypt. Heavy rain forced hundreds the eight-legged creatures the streets and into people's homes earlier this week. Many the people who were stung had to go to hospital. Doctors gave them anti-venom injections. The people were able to go home having the jab. Those stung the scorpions had symptoms including severe pain, fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. The Health Ministry has put hospitals alert just case more people are stung. A weather expert asked farmers in the area to be careful, especially when planting crops. In addition, he asked people to be careful snakes, which were also seen after the rain.
People in Aswan are worried because the scorpions their town are very dangerous. They are Arabian fat-tailed scorpions. Their nickname is "man-killer". The Al Jazeera news agency says they are among the most dangerous scorpions the world. The venom their sting is very poisonous and can kill a human an hour. However, fat-tailed scorpions live the mountains and rarely come contact humans. The weather expert advised people to wear proper footwear when they went outside to avoid getting bitten. He said the scorpion numbers would go down the rainwater dried . Less than one per cent the world's scorpion species are deadly.