A swarm of rats attacked a disabled girl in her bed leaving her body covered with some 200 wounds.
French media report the fourteen-year-old identified only as Samantha was asleep in her rented house in the city of Roubaix when the rats attacked.
Samantha who sleeps in a medical bed was defenseless.
Doctors reportedly identified 45 wounds on her face, 30 on her feet and 150 on her hands, the rodents even chewed off several finger tips.
Samantha’s father told reporters he found his daughter in a “ pool of blood".
While rats rarely attack humans, health officials saybabies, the elderly and disabled are the most likely victims.
Rats are attracted to the smell of food on their bodies.
AFP news agency reported September 8th that Samantha’s father has filed a complaint against the landlord and the city has opened a preliminary investigation of their housing conditions.
Meanwhile, Samantha’s rabies tests have come back negative.