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Aweil West child succumbs to bee sting

Aweil West child succumbs to bee sting

A three-year-old child has died, and eight other children injured after they were attacked and stung by a swarm of bees in Aweil West County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.

The children were playing under a tree at Amat-nyang village on Monday when they started pelting a beehive with stones, angering the winged insects.

According to Nyamlel County hospital deputy director Lual Chemist Lual, the deceased girl – Arek Ayat Thiek – arrived at the health facility unconscious.

“Three of the children who were in critical condition; one child passed away, and we transferred the remaining two to MSF hospital for better attention,” Lual told Akol Yam FM.

A bee sting is a painful injury that happens after a bee pierces your skin and injects venom.

Honeybees generally attack only to defend their colony but will also attack if they are seriously disturbed outside the nest.

Common sources of attack stimulus for honeybees include alarm pheromone, vibrations, carbon dioxide, hair, and others.

You can treat minor bee stings at home. Sometimes, your body can react negatively to a bee sting, and it causes a severe allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.