Bees attack forces candidates to abandon examinations in Lamu

Bees attack forces candidates to abandon examinations in Lamu



Bees attacked Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates at Markaz Al-Habib Swaleh, in Lamu County, forcing them to abandon their examinations.

Scores of students were stung by the bees in the incident that saw one of them rushed to the nearby King Fahad Hospital.

The school’s headteacher Mr. Omar Anofally while addressing the press said the candidates were 20 minutes into the Insha paper examination when the swarm of bees stung.

He added that the swarm also attacked one of the invigilators before moving on to the rest of the school.

Elsewhere, horrified tourists in Thailand watched on as their guide was stung to death by a swarm of hornets that continued to attack his body for four days, reports the Daily Mail.

Sanchai Phaoarun, 58, was taking a French couple sightseeing in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand when he was set upon by the angry insects.

Mid-way through the mountain trek, the tour group was suddenly surrounded by thousands of giant wasps after the hive was disturbed.

They dive-bombed Phaoarun and repeatedly stung him across his body.

The guide collapsed on the ground in agony while the terrified French couple fled in panic.

Locals from the nearest village heard cries for help from the two tourists, Jean Louis L’amour and Anne Mapile, who had also been stung. The pair were taken to the hospital.

Rescue workers found Sanchai’s dead body later that day but they were unable to retrieve it because the corpse was still covered in killer Asian hornets, known as vespa velutina.

After four days left in the deep forest, the sting-riddled body was finally retrieved yesterday afternoon.

It is thought Phaoarun may have tripped and fallen as he tried to flee the swarm’s attack, according to local media.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Sampan Yotin blamed the nightmare-like death on the wasps and said it was not being treated as suspicious.

He said: ‘The station received a report about the death of the tour guide last week but the team was unable to collect the body.

‘The French tourists were also injured. They have provided testimony about what happened and there are no suspicious circumstances.’

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