Insects bred in castor oil plants kill people in northern Burma

Written by KNG   

Monday, 15 September 2008 14:34

In an alarming situation, insects breeding in bio-fuel plants called Castor oil plants also called Jet Suu in Burmese have killed at least a dozen people in northern Burma, said local sources.
Recently a widow and her daughter died after being bitten by unidentified insects in Castor oil plants or Physic nut trees (Jatropha curcas) on September 13 in Myitkyina Township, the capital of Kachin State, residents in Myitkyina told KNG today.