Paraplegic girl bloodied in rat attack
IT IS the stuff nightmares are made of.
A paraplegic French girl was attacked by a pack of rats who left her bloodied and devoured parts of her body while she slept, according to the New York Post.
The 14-year-old girl was sleeping on a medical bed in her family's home in Roubaix when the rodent attack occurred, BBC reported.
The disabled woman , identified as "Samantha" by local media, suffered hundreds of injuries, including 45 facial wounds and nearly 200 wounds on her hands and feet, a medical expert told France Info.
Her father, identified as "Jerome," told local media he was sleeping one floor above his daughter, but found her "bathed in a pool of blood" in the morning.
"Because of her condition, she is less sensitive to pain than we are," the man told the Courrier-Picard. " She must have felt the rats on her but she did not have the presence of mind to call us ."
He added: "According to doctors, this is a fairly rare phenomenon. Rats attack almost nothing but dead people."
The girl was vaccinated after the attack and a rabies test came back negative , according to local reports.
Since the incident, the family has moved to a different home , but the girl's father vowed to sue the landlord for negligence, The Mirror reported.
The police are investigating the incident.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post