Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Belarusian man taken to intensive care after he was stung by SCORPIO while picking bananas in supermarket

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Belarusian man taken to intensive care after he was stung by SCORPIO while picking bananas in supermarket
Picture used as illustration. Photo credit: ont.by
An unusual incident took place in a supermarket in Baranavichy, a city in Brest region on Wednesday, 30 November.

The information about the incident first appeared in social networks. According to it, a customer gor stung by a scorpion while choosing bananas. The victim was taken to the intensive care unit of the citys hospital.

It looked like fake news initially because scorpions are not found in Belarus, and it seems very unlikely that the creature could survive shipping from South America and subsequent desinfection procedures.

However, a few days later the information was reported by one of the major TV channels and spread to other Belarusian media.

Later it received official confirmation.

Luckily, the scorpion who stung the Belarusian, was not a harmful species. The victims condition was stable, he was transferred to another department the same day and soon discharged from hospital.

The offender was caught by the mans wife who returned to the shop later.

Representatives of the local epidemiology department called the case exceptional. After examination, they gave the exotic animal back to the injured party upon their request.

Belarusian man taken to intensive care after he was stung by SCORPIO while picking bananas in supermarket

The offender was caught by the mans wife who returned to the shop later. Photo credit: TUT.BY

So far specialists can not explain how the scoprion got into the supermarket. Bananas are usually imported to Belarus from Ecuador, Mexico, and Costa Rica, and get washed before shipping.

The temperature in the containers where fruits are kept does not exceed +14. Upon arrival they undergo gas processing, are loaded in refrigerators and taken to supermarkets.

The whole process takes 5 or more weeks, so an exotic traveller would find it extremelly hard to survive in such conditions.