A little girl has baffled doctors by crying stones instead of tears.
The Yemeni girl, 12, produces little hard stones under her eyelids.
Doctors said they still could not give an explanation for such a phenomenon since the girl, Saadiya Saleh, is not suffering from any known disease.
Unfortunately this triggered a panic in rural areas where they assumed the girl must be possessed by magic.
A YouTube film aired by Yemen’s Azal satellite TV channel showed doctors gathered a small box full of stones that dropped out of the girl’s eyes in just a few hours.
The local presenter said: “This case in the second strange phenomenon in the region.”
“The case has triggered panic in the area where this girl lives… Some say the girl could be gripped by a magic spell while others say it might be the devil… Others fear it could be the start of a dangerous epidemic.”