The ever-escalating garbage crisis is now raising an infestation issue.
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Flies are devouring Karantina neighborhoods, with residents reporting that the swarm descended on the area last week. They say they have been betrayed by local authorities who in July said that they would use Karantina to store trash for no more than 10 to 15 days during what has turned into a persisting garbage crisis. At the corner of a dirt pitch where children are playing football, flies covered a discarded mattress like sesame seeds on a kaake. The Sukomi facilities that process the region's trash loom large here and their odors have plagued the neighborhood for nearly 20 years. But the swarms of flies came only recently, more than a dozen residents told The Daily Star, adding that they had also noticed more rats than usual. Residents are certain the flies have been breeding in the trash.Residents spoke with officials three months ago, when trucks first arrived with bales of trash at a lot across from the Bakalian flour mill.As for Karantina, Hamad said the city had little choice but to continue storing trash there, after a September Cabinet decision to restart the waste sector failed to reach the implementation phase and collapsed last week.
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