Girl (14) mutilated as rats swarm into room and attack her
A French teenager is in a critical condition in hospital after a swarm of rats invaded her bedroom and attacked her.
According to the BBC, the girl, who is paraplegic, was asleep in a ground floor room when the incident took place in the town of Roubaix.
The BBC quote from a French publication which claims a medical expert said the girl had 45 facial lesions, another 150 on her hands and a further 30 on her feet.
They also carry horrific quotes in the Courrier-Picard from the girl's father on the scene he came across last Sunday.
"There was blood coming from her ears - I was terrified that she might have had a brain haemorrhage," he said.
He added that some of her fingertips were bitten off.
A rabies test on the teenager has come back negative.
It has also been reported that the girl's father is suing their landlord for alleged negligence, with some reporting that rubbish bins nearby had overflowed.