Bees attack kills four Orissa kids

September 11th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Four children were killed in Orissa’s Keonjhar district after they were attacked by hundreds of wild bees, an official said Saturday.

The bees stung the children Friday in Sapakanta village, some 270 km from Bhubaneswar, chief district medical officer K.C. Behera told IANS.

A four-year-old child died on the spot. Two children died on their way to hospital, and another died while undergoing treatment, he said.

The victims included a girl and they were all below seven years of age, Behera added.

According to villagers, the bees’ hive in a nearby tree was disturbed and they attacked the children.

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