Wasps have killed 19 people in northwest China
– with nearly 600 severely injured. This hospital in Hanzhong City has treated
87 victims – 8 have died and four are in a critical condition. Victims here described being chased and stung
hundred of times. “These wasps surrounded me and I could not
stand it, so I used basket to cover my head and that’s how I saved myself.” The insect’s highly toxic stings can lead
to anaphylactic shock and renal failure. Officials have urged people to seek medical
help if they’ve been stung more than 10 times.