This adorable one-year-old girl has tragically died after she was stung by a scorpion.
The venomous arachnid stung little Lara Vitoria Carvalho de Oliveira at her home in the neighbourhood of Joao Crevelaro, in the city of Birigui, in the south-eastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.
The tot was rushed to A&E in serious condition after the scorpion stung her on her thigh.
Young Lara was on her mum’s lap and immediately broke into tears when she was placed on the rug.
It was her 12-year-old brother who saw the scorpion on her leg and killed the venomous arachnid.
The local health authorities reported that the youngster received the necessary medical care in the pediatric unit, including anti-scorpion venom serum.
She was referred to another hospital in nearby Aracatuba. However, despite the doctors’ best efforts, her condition worsened, and she succumbed.
The local authorities have since said they will inspect the area around the block where the incident took place.
Birigui (population 124,883 in 2020) has already registered 272 accidents and one death involving scorpions so far this year.
The authorities advise residents to avoid accumulating useless materials that could provide scorpions or other venomous animals with shelter.
The authorities also advise that people seek medical help straight away if stung by a scorpion.
Residents who find a scorpion in their home are advised to register the sighting with the Health Department.
Lara was buried in Birigui yesterday morning (Monday, 18th April).
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