Pune: A strange sight unfolded in the Keshavnagar and Kharadi Gavthan areas of Pune as a swarm of mosquitoes formed tornadoes in the sky. The rise in water levels in the Mula Mutha River is believed to have created a conducive environment for mosquito breeding, which resulted in the phenomenon.
Videos capturing the sight of the mosquito ‘tornado’ quickly went viral on social media platforms, garnering widespread attention and sparking curiosity among viewers. Local residents in Kharadi expressed their astonishment at the mosquito tornado, highlighting the recent surge in mosquito activity in the area. They shared the challenges posed by the sudden influx of mosquitoes, causing inconvenience and discomfort to the locals.
The weather conditions in Pune have reportedly created favourable breeding grounds for mosquitoes. While the sight of mosquito tornadoes is rare, experts emphasise the importance of proactive measures to manage mosquito populations and mitigate the associated health risks.
Known as the ‘mosquito cyclone,’ similar occurrences have been reported in various parts of the world, particularly during the rainy seasons in regions such as Central America and Russia. Despite their small size, mosquitoes pose significant health risks, with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention labelling them as the world’s “deadliest animal,” responsible for transmitting diseases that afflict millions of people annually.