Bees sting man more than 100 times

2017-02-07 11:27


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Cape Town - A man who was stung more than 100 times by a swarm of bees at a house in Kuils River, Cape Town, is in critical condition in hospital, Netwerk24 reported.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said the man, who is in his 40s, owns a garden services business. 

He had apparently been cutting down a bush at the house on Monday afternoon when a beehive fell to the ground and the bees started attacking him and several other people. 

"When Netcare911 advanced life sport paramedics Ronnie Havenga and Charlton Grewe arrived at the scene, they immediately helped get the man to safety," Mathe said. 

Two more of Netcare's paramedics, Cole Taljaard and Monde Siyepo, were stung several times as they tried to get the man away from the angry swarm. 

However, this didn't deter the two, Mathe said. 

The man was immediately treated and provided with advanced life support medical care, before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. 

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