Another bee attack leaves one dead, another hospitalised

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The fourth recorded bee attack in Guyana in recent weeks has left a man identified, only as ‘Sunny’, dead and his friend hospitalised.

This latest attack occurred on Sunday afternoon at Montrose Seawalls on the East Coast of Demerara, however, it was only until a beekeeper went to remove the bees from the area that ‘Sunny’s’ body was discovered.

The News Room understands that the two men lived in a camp along the seawalls. On Sunday just after 17:00hrs, residents saw when the friend was being attacked and rushed to his aid.

One of the residents was also stung in the head. The residents told the News Room that the swarm of bees remained in the camp and they did not know that ‘Sunny’ had died.

Sirpaul ‘Rishi’ Hemraj, John Sutherland and Dorothy Adams

This is the fourth person in recent weeks to have died following the attack of bees.

John Sutherland, a 57-year-old labourer died after he was attacked by bees in Eversham Village, Corentyne in Region Six on October 07.

Dorothy Adams, a 58-year-old housewife from Ratter Dam East Bank Berbice (EBB), Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), also died on October 07 after she was attacked by a swarm of bees.

On October 08, 61-year-old Sirpaul ‘Rishi’ Hemraj, of Mibicuri South, Black Bush Polder also died after he and several others were attacked by bees.

Hemraj was a ranger and former Chairman of the Water Users Association. Hemraj and others had ventured into the backdam to check on an excavator when they were attacked by a swarm of bees.

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