Man 'battles' swarm of locusts in southern Russia

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A video recorded by a man from Russia’s Stavropol Region on Wednesday shows a swarm of locusts hurtling toward the camera. The locusts destroy fields during their migration, and anti-pest chemicals are only proving to be 20 to 30 percent effective, according to officials. A state of emergency has been declared in the regions of Orenburg and Astrakhan, as well as the Republics of Bashkortostan and Chechnya.