Saudi Girl, 6, Bitten And Killed By Deadly Viper In Bathroom

A six-year-old girl has been bitten and killed by a snake in the bathroom of her family home in Saudi Arabia.

The victim, little Tamara Abdul Rahman, was killed at her home in the city of Abha in the south-western Saudi Arabian region of ‘Asir Province on Wednesday.

The young girl was taken to the Asir Central Hospital where her condition quickly worsened and she was subsequently moved to the intensive care unit where she died shortly afterwards.

The girl’s distraught father, name not reported, said she was so pleased to return to the classroom following COVID-19 restrictions, adding: “She was happy to return to in-person learning at school, but what to say. It is Allah’s wish.

“The snake was lurking in the bathroom in our house for my daughter, and given the girl’s age, she did not notice that it was in the toilet until she was bitten by it, amid the family’s astonishment as we never expected to see such animals in the toilet, especially as we live in Abha City.

“She was taken to hospital and was admitted and treated, but fate was not on her side. She died despite receiving medical care after going through difficult health conditions.”

He added: “I believe in Allah and I am satisfied with everything He writes for us.”

There are many snakes in desert and mountainous regions in Saudi Arabia, both venomous and non-venomous.

The country’s venomous snakes mostly belong to the viper family and include the carpet viper, the saw-scaled viper, the Persian horned viper, and horned vipers. Vipers can be identified by their diamond-shaped heads.

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