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Man killed by bees near Joburg school

2012-11-19 20:06

Johannesburg - A man died after a swarm of bees stung him in Mayfair on Monday, Johannesburg emergency services said.

"When we arrived, we tried to resuscitate the 38-year-old male but he later died," said spokesperson Nana Radebe.

The incident happened next to the Mayfair Primary School.

No one else was stung, she said.

Comments
  • kamogelo.makomane - 2012-11-19 20:44

    Simplest thing is to lie down on ur tummy cus bees nver fly that low, nver try run or fight them cus u will die, may he rest in peace, I know bee stung can b so painful n imagine many of them :(

      john.barbarian.9 - 2012-11-19 22:38

      Thanks Kamogelo. I'll keep in mind your advice

      dewalds3 - 2012-11-20 07:47

      Will that work? I once rescued a short-legged foxterrier from bees and the bees had no problem in getting to him - he was totally covered with bees.

      troy.leman.3 - 2012-11-20 08:45

      If I am in that situation, this is worth a try I guess. thanks!

      deirdre.maule - 2012-11-20 09:39

      Rather dive into a swimming pool if you have to move, but seriously, just stand still

      aijaman.pirlo - 2012-11-20 11:21

      thanks for the advice...Now I know what to do...Do u perhaps know what to do when you are striked by a crocodile???

      neels.biermann - 2012-11-20 12:23

      So flowers on the ground don't get pollinated?????????????????

  • norman.mashele.1 - 2012-11-19 22:27

    Most of the cases that are caused by animals are reported in Urban settlement.It is advisable that you must visit Game Reserves and other Agricultural Industries to learn with animal lives and it will help you to defend on any attack by wild and domestic animals.

      john.barbarian.9 - 2012-11-19 22:36

      Well Norman...a good try to learn the wild life, but no offence this is a bit off topic

  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-20 06:34

    Bees seem to be everywhere and no one gives out a number to call to report it and one calls 10111 they laugh at you. But your trying to prevent an emergency... before someone gets hurt

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-20 08:09

    Tragic - poor man!

  • deirdre.maule - 2012-11-20 09:37

    The question is why were the bees swarming, what happened?

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-11-20 10:02

      They were p'd off at the Queen bee for low wages...

  • marie.delarey - 2012-11-20 13:35

    My husband & I were once attacked by a swarm of bees while mowing the lawn. We & the dogs (labrador & GSD) just ran for the pool. Neighbours took us to hospital - our pupils went the size of pinpricks. They say the best is to spray the bees with water - they cool down quickly and stop their attack.

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