Man critical after 1 000 bee stings

2012-02-23 15:17
Pietermaritzburg - Two men were badly injured when they were stung by a swarm of bees in Glenwood, Pietermaritzburg, on Thursday, paramedics said.

The men, one aged 65 and the other in his 30s, were walking along a path when they disturbed a swarm of bees at about noon, said ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks.

The older man’s face and arms were badly swollen as paramedics estimated he had over a thousand stings to his body.

Paramedics used every advanced life-support drug they could to stabilise him and he was taken to Greys Hospital in a critical condition.

The younger man was also treated at the scene and taken to hospital in a serious, but stable condition.

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