Berbice housewife dies following bee attack

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Dorothy Adams, a 58-year-old housewife from Ratter Dam East Bank Berbice (EBB), Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne), died on Thursday afternoon after she was reportedly attacked by a swarm of bees.

According to police headquarters, the woman’s reputed husband Vishnu Persaud reported that she went to a nearby shop at about 17:00 hrs to make a purchase.

About 10 minutes later, however, a passerby reportedly told Adams that his wife was stung by bees. He was also told that she was lying under a house located about 400 meters from their house.

After going to her rescue, he too was stung by the bees. The extent of Persaud’s injuries is unclear but it was reported that his wife was taken to the New Amsterdam Public hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, John Sutherland, a 57-year-old labourer was attacked by bees in Eversham Village, Corentyne in Region Six on Thursday too. The News Room reported that Sutherland left home to accompany two farmers the Eversham backdam to “show them the rice field” that had to be ploughed.

While there, the men discovered bees and ran. But Sutherland, who had a physical disability, could not run. He was later found dead, with stings all about his body.

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