Fidelity bank banner Camano banner
Killer insects leave 41 dead and 1,600 injured

By News Express on 02/10/2013

Views: 3,039


A rare spate of killer hornets has left 41 people dead in central China, authorities confirmed today.

More than 1,600 have also been injured in attacks from the deadly insects, the Shaanxi provincial government said in a statement.

Hundreds have suffered from anaphylactic shock and renal failure after being stung by their toxic sting, which measures 6mm in length and injects a potent venom.

Asian giant hornets are the world's largest hornet, measuring approximately two inches in length with a wing span of three inches.

Some of the biggest swarms have hit the city of Ankang, where 19 people died. Twenty-two others in two adjacent cities also died after being stung in attacks.

Many other victims have come under attack when working outside in rural areas.

Thirty seven people remain in a critical condition in hospital. The dramatic increase in attacks has led to the Government setting up specialist medical teams to assist the injured. Medical staff are also being provided with special training to treat the injured.

The intensely predatory insects are most aggressive in behavior when they mate and migrate in September and October. Local officials have also said drier and warmer weather this year has contributed to the ferocity of attacks.

•Credit: The Independent UK.

Source News Express

Posted 03/10/2013 01:36:29 AM

 


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Plot to impeach Madumere re-surfaces, as Imo Assembly...

Government stops Peter Obi from holding meeting in...

Imo guber primaries: I did not declare fake...

NNPC moves to recover missing $9.6 billion

N1.3bn fraud: How Customs defied Supreme Court, Malami,...

Desperate search for 4 runaway lions in South...

Nigerians will return PDP to power in 2019...

Ortom inaugurates 23 LG Sole Administrators

Jos main market shops shut as Igbos celebrate...

80 C'wealth, AU elections observers arrive Nigeria

UCH successfully performs complex brain surgery

Minister seeks Al Jazeera’s collaboration in bid to...

 

Latest News APC drags PDP to Police, DSS over alleged illegal access to INEC server Journalist’s daughter escapes from kidnappers’ den APC won’t share power with PDP — Oshiomhole Renowned poet, Gabriel Okara, dies at 97 Buhari receives report on implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage Hamonise minimum wage for quick assent, TUC tells NASS Court to hear AAC’s suit on Rivers election March 28 Obi celebrates Tambuwal, Ortom’s re-election •Prays INEC to declare Bala Mohammed Bauchi Governor-elect without further delay Five-year-old kidnapped in Delta rescued in Nasarawa Ortom’s victory: Better days ahead for Benue — Lawmaker Nigerians react as singer Waje plans to quit music NAPTIP raids motel, arrests suspects in Abuja

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (462,256 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (411,060 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (347,272 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (297,878 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (262,166 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (236,844 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (223,051 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (204,775 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (193,247 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (178,733 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (177,165 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (176,132 views)

 

NLNG call for entries

CBN banner

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (81) Business & Economy (4,106) Business Verdict (61) Columnists (1,008) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (599) Features (730) Global Business Monitor (327) ICT Monitor (27) International (3,217) Interview (174) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (153) Maggie's Blog (194) News (44,211) Opinion (1,208) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,356) Religion (963) Sports (1,929) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera