Modern Express reports that one million cockroaches have escaped a nursery in Dafeng, Jiangsu province. One million cockroaches. One. Million. Cockroaches.
The incident occurred on August 20 when an “unknown perpetrator” destroyed a nursery used to breed the bugs for use in Chinese traditional medicine. Authorities from the Jiangsu Board of Health performed a “large-scale disinfection” of the area on August 22, and urged residents to stay calm.
A worker at the nursery described the one million figure as a “conservative estimate” of how many bugs had escaped.
So if you live in the Dafeng area, yes, that noise you hear right now is the sound of thousands upon thousands of cockroaches making their way towards you.
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