45 kids taken to hospital after bee attack

2012-02-16 15:34

Cape Town - Forty-eight children were stung by a swarm of bees on a school playground in Tembisa, paramedics said on Thursday.

The children, aged between 2 and 7, were stung at about 08:30.

“Some children had two or three stings, but 45 out of the 48 that were stung were taken to hospital” said ER24’s Vanessa Jackson.

It was believed the attack happened after a beehive had been disturbed.

The children were assessed by emergency services soon after the incident. “I doubt any of the children will be admitted to hospital,” said Jackson.

There were no reports of any of the children being allergic to bee stings.

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  • Gavin - 2012-02-16 15:41

    Tembisa is in Gauteng not Cape Town

      Nyiks11 - 2012-02-16 15:58

      that is BEE reporting for you

      procold2 - 2012-02-16 15:58

      they have filed the story in cape town,the same with a shark story was filed in jhb the otherday.must have been scary,hope the kids will be fine

      Olivia - 2012-02-16 16:10

      No comment here can top yours Mgayi! Well said.

      Shanelle - 2012-02-16 16:19

      @Mgayi - think before you ink, you look stupid now.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-16 16:26

      @Mgayi. Don't worry. Some of is catching it. Good one. Poor little once. I hope they not develop now an allergic for bee-stung. I h'v heard somewhere that when stung so young you develop that easier.

  • Mervyn - 2012-02-16 15:51

    I hope they are ok

  • Mike - 2012-02-16 15:51

    Their mothers taught them that Bees are Sexy...they watch Takalani Sesame and Dora The Explorer.The Bee is very exact and point blank when it comes to stinging.It does not waste time.Instead of putting honey in the bite, the bee has a special type of fart gas on the sting.Watch out.

  • News from a northwestern corner - 2012-02-16 15:52

    Its four and forty, people. A bee (only one, okay) stung a little boy out of the blue at a Valentines evening. Perhaps our Dep of Education and Government ought to take steps against SA Bee Colonies?

      JohhnyBGood - 2012-02-16 15:53

      Hehehe, its fourty-for !!! lol

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-16 18:18

      Forty four. Where does this come in?

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-16 15:53

    Shame poor kids must have been aweful for them. Why was there a beehive near a kids playground in the 1st place? Groundsman should be fired the lazy bastard!

  • phathuchicos - 2012-02-16 15:54

    aaah...the curiosity of being young...hope they recover soon but lesson learned.

  • Sean - 2012-02-16 16:00

    Children should be taught how to behave around bees. They probably did all the wrong things.

  • kerrimg - 2012-02-16 16:03

    shame the poor kids hope they are all alright

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-02-16 16:13

    guys all jokes aside now , reserve the funny comments for later articles

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-16 16:29

      U started it:)

  • Barker - 2012-02-16 16:26

    The bees are racists. Why did they not go to the school in the white area rather?

      elewies - 2012-02-17 15:27

      Wah wah wah... EPIC FAIL

  • chris.khanye - 2012-02-16 22:23

    The minute I saw many parents at a school - I knew it was no parents' meeting but trouble!

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