Swarm of bees attack family near Amanzimtoti

06 February 2016 | From Arrive Alive

This afternoon I received a call from a man in the Doonside area of Amanzimtoti saying that a swarm of bees had attacked people at their home. As I  also farm with bees  I packed the gear in the car and raced to the scene. An ambulance and response vehicle was sent to the scene to stabilise the patients as soon as I could remove them to a safe area.

When I arrived at the scene I found that the fire department had arrived at the scene  and was putting on their fire gear and breathing apparatus masks to protect them from a frantic swarm of bees.

When we went towards the patient I found that her gran son had run to her assistance and after putting granny on his back  he put a blanket around them. Within a few meters though  the man had also received a few hundred stings and had to sit down on the ground.

We removed the patients to a safe area while firemen also kept a fine water spray on us to calm the bees. Once I got them to safety and was able to remove the blanket, I found that the granny literally sustained thousands of bee stings.

The paramedics arrived and together they worked fervently to stabilise the critically ill patients before they transported them to a provincial hospital for the care that she required. Reports from the scene indicate that children found the bees in a tyre and was throwing stones at it, as soon as the bees was disturbed they attacked the people, sadly the granny was walking past the area when this happened.

Share This Page

Tell a friend icon Tell a Friend | Fax machine icon Print this Page

News Articles

12 Aug 2022 | From Arrive Alive
Please be cautious when driving along the R331 between Hankey & Patensie, a truck has overturned and is blocking one lane. #ArriveAlive #ECDoTr
12 Aug 2022 | From Arrive Alive
The driver of a red Audi (model & registration unknown) was hijacked by approximately 8 suspects in Emasayithini, Amaoti - KZN. Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) Verulam Operations Center received a call from a resident reporting the hijacking. The caller explained that they heard a bang and
12 Aug 2022 | From Arrive Alive
The Gauteng Crime Intelligence Economic Crimes and Essential Infrastructure members supported by the Bomb Disposal Unit and Ekurhuleni Metro Police arrested a suspected explosives supplier in Putfontein and recovered explosives with an estimated value of half a million rands on 10 August 2022. On
12 Aug 2022 | From Arrive Alive
Hijackers fired shots at a 10 year old boy who fled the scene of a hijacking in Mhlasini - KZN last night (Thursday). Members of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) were called out to the area at approximately 20:41 after receiving multiple calls from the public requesting assistance. On arrival, it
12 Aug 2022 | From Arrive Alive
JMPD Community Outreach Unit conducted a campaign with Matriculants in Mulbarton on how scholar patrollers operate, how the department is in good relations with scholar transport operators & their role as safety drivers for the children. The students were chosen from the commissioners' office
12 Aug 2022 | From Arrive Alive
Success for the members of 8 South African Infantry Battalion, Alpha Company (Mechanised). On 10 August 2022 at around 17:00, members of 8 South African Infantry Battalion deployed along the South Africa / Lesotho borderline received a tip-off regarding the stolen vehicle at Sterkspruit. The Alpha
12 Aug 2022 | From Arrive Alive
Members of 6 South African Infantry Battalion deployed in KwaZulu-Natal as part of Operation CORONA went on a Joint Operation Basadi with South African Police Service and Road Traffic Safety Management Corporations. The Operation was led by Colonel G.J. Mbongwa, the Station Commander in Pongola, Major
12 Aug 2022 | From Arrive Alive
Just after midday on Thursday, Emer-G-Med paramedics responded to the scene of a collision involving a heavy-duty vehicle and a double cab bakkie on Graham Road in the Tierpoort area. Reports from the scene are that a male driver of the bakkie was found severely entrapped in the wreckage with no signs
11 Aug 2022 | From Arrive Alive
On Wednesday, 10 August 2022 members of the West Rand K9 unit arrested three suspects in Carletonville for possession of explosives following a tip-off. The members reportedly operationalised information they obtained on the illicit trade of explosives in Carletonville. A search led the members to

News Archive

Home  |  
Contact  |  
Browser  |  
Disclaimer  |  
CMS  |  
© 2022 - All Rights Reserved www.arrivealive.co.za