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1 dead, 6 injured by bee stings in Chantaburi – VIDEO



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A woman is dead and 6 irrigation workers are in hospital after they accidentally disturbed a large nest of bees yesterday while clearing grass on the side of the road in the eastern border province of Chanthaburi. Police learned of the incident in the Laem Sing district yesterday afternoon. A 43 year old woman, identified as Nongnuch Tangman, was pronounced dead at the scene after running into a nearby lake to escape the bees and drowning. Rescue workers say she had been stung dozens of times.

70 year old Chalu Bunbunchu, a coworker of Tangman, told reporters that the group of workers from the Royal Thai Irrigation Department were clearing grass and branches on the roadside. While Nongnuch was cutting branches she failed to notice the huge nest, causing a branch to hit the hive and anger the bees. All 7 were stung multiple times and ran for cover, but Nongnuch took the brunt of the stings. Rescue workers say she died of a combination of the stings and drowning, appearing to have fallen unconscious from the pain and drowned.

Here’s a video of the aftermath of the tragedy. It contains images that may be disturbing to some viewers. Discretion is advised. 

The other 6 workers, including Chalu, were taken to hospital for emergency assistance and treatment. Rescue workers say the hive will be safely removed, relocated and handled by trained beekeepers, as it’s in a populated area and officials are afraid others could be injured.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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  1. Toby Andrews

    Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Ah she did not die of a bee sting, but drowned after running into a lake to escape the bees.
    Bit of an elaboration there Jack.
    Still it gets the readers attention . . .

  2. Alex

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:17 am

    Killerbees! @Toby, there are numerous people who are allergic to bee stings which can result in unconsciousness or even sudden death!”Rescue workers say she died of a combination of the stings and drowning, appearing to have fallen unconscious from the pain and drowned.” “appearing to have fallen unconscious” The initial result of the bee stings are the main reason she died. Did I get your attention?

    I stumbled upon a bee hive/nest many years ago in Phuket up in the mountains, I still got a picture. I also witnessed a bee nest above a whirlpool at Nana Hotel in Bangkok. The last one is probably long gone. I wasn’t afraid at the time because I didn’t agitate them or disturbing them, I was also unaware of the danger. That changed, I definitely would run if I ever see one again! These bees are very dangerous!

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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