Woman stung by a scorpion during two-hour flight

A woman was stung by a scorpion onboard a flight from Nagpur to Mumbai, it was reported.

The ‘extremely rare and unfortunate’ incident happened on an Air India plane on April 23.

Cabin crew immediately administered medical treatment and the passenger was rushed to the hospital soon after landing.

‘On landing she was attended by the doctor at the airport and subsequently was treated at the hospital and discharged,’ an spokesperson for the airline told Asian News International.

‘Our officials accompanied the passenger to the hospital and offered all support to the passenger till discharge.’

Air India said it followed protocol and conducted a full inspection of the jet after landing in Mumbai.

The scorpion was eventually discovered and the aircraft was fumigated. It is still unclear how the animal got on board or if the scorpion was poisonous.

There are about five lethal scorpions in India, including the Indian Red Scorpion from Buthidae family is amongst the world’s most lethal and dangerous scorpion species.

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