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Disabled girl fighting for her life after being ‘eaten alive’ by swarm of rats

Disabled girl fighting for her life after being 'eaten alive' by swarm of rats

She suffered 225 wounds all over her body, including her face. (Picture: La Voix Du Nord)

A disabled teenage girl was left fighting for her life after being partially eaten alive by a swarm of rats in the night.

The paraplegic 14-year-old, who was trapped in her medical bed when the attack occurred last Friday night, suffered 225 wounds all over her body, including her face.

Some of the girl’s fingertips were also bitten off.

French police in the city of Roubaix, close to the Belgian border, were called by hospital staff who alerted them that the disabled girl, named only as Samantha, had been admitted.

An examination by a forensic pathologist determined that the injuries were caused by rats which swarmed her as she lay on her bed, according to a local newspaper.

Speaking to Courrier-Picard newspaper, Samantha’s dad, Jerome, said when he first found her ‘covered in blood’ he thought she had been the victim of a ‘burglary gone wrong’.

He said: ‘There was blood coming from her ears. I was terrified that she might have had a brain haemorrhage.

‘There was blood everywhere. I thought it was a burglary gone wrong.’

The girl’s father has since filed a complaint against the landlord of the house and against the city.

He said that he had repeatedly asked them to remove a pile of rubbish bins left in a nearby car park.

Jerome added that doctors have said they will not be able to repair his daughter’s fingertips.

A preliminary investigation has been opened to examine ‘housing conditions contrary to human dignity’, the prosecutor’s office said.

The town hall of Roubaix and the landlord were not immediately available for comment.

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Comment by Keith Treasure on October 22, 2017 at 9:26am
I remember years ago an article in the Star (Jamaican newspaper)...
In the picture was a baby in a crib surrounded by large RATS...An infestation in the USA...Rats nibbling on babies...Something similar to this article...Something Sickening...I wish the Girl a speedy recovery and I wish the Father all the luck in his endeavours against the Landlord...
Comment by stephen myers on September 12, 2017 at 2:52pm

Some evil crap, bad karma.

Comment by Rayvon on September 12, 2017 at 12:50am
Omg! I wish her the best
Comment by Verona Mckoy on September 11, 2017 at 9:19pm
What!!!! Is this story for real???omg.
Comment by anG on September 10, 2017 at 10:10pm
OMG..thats horrible..i cant even imagine this..SMH !!
Comment by vaughn mitchell on September 10, 2017 at 9:38pm
Damn.
Comment by Diana Berry on September 10, 2017 at 7:08pm
Some heads need to roll forcthis one. Dam.
Comment by Lu on September 10, 2017 at 6:25pm

That place was a cesspool of filth and it needed to be shut down, but of course, the government takes their time with dealing with any situation with people in need...SMDH

Comment by Alando Swain on September 10, 2017 at 3:38pm
Rats Will eat anything and anybody sitting still
Comment by mr1stroke on September 10, 2017 at 3:35pm

something went wrong, they dont just attack human like that, half the time they run away, they need to investigate that place

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