HORNET ATTACK KILLS OVER 40 PEOPLE IN CHINA – A swarm of giant Asian Hornets has killed over 40 people and injured 1,600 in Northern China.
Of the 1,600 injured Chinese official say that at least 37 people are in a critical or very serious condition after receiving multiple stings during the attack.
The size of the Asian Hornet is huge compared to the average Honey Bee as it grows almost four times in length and delivers an extremely powerful sting.
Each sting mark resembles almost that of a bullet wound as can be seen in the photographs.
There have been a number of reports of hornet attacks in the last few months notably in the cities of Angkang, Hanzhong and Shangluo.
The Asian Hornet or Vespa Mandarinia can grow up to 5 centimeters in length and carry a sting measuring 6 millimeters. The sting carries a potent neurotoxin that can lead to anaphylactic shock and renal failure; anyone who is susceptible to bee or wasp stings is most likely to perish after a single sting from an Asian Hornet if treatment is not obtained quickly.
Recently there were concerns that the Asian Hornet was likely to hit Britain after successfully traveling to and establishing themselves in France. The only thing stopping the Asian Hornets from entering Britain is the English Channel; however with warmer weather scientist believe it is more than possible for the Asian Hornet to cross.
A number of victims described the attack noting that the more people ran the greater the pursuit by the hornets – some people were tracked over 200 metres before being caught and stung.
Chinese officials have issued alerts across many provinces and have instructed fire crews to hunt down and destroy any hornet nests that are discovered. Officials also warned people that the Asian Hornet is highly aggressive during the months of September and October as this is their mating season and will ferociously defend their nests.
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