Pedestrians Stung By Bees In Pietermaritzburg

23 February 2012 | Road Safety Highlights


23 February 2012

One man is in a critical condition and another man is in a serious condition after both men were stung by bees while walking along a path way in Glenwood just outside of Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.

ER24 paramedics and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene and found both men just off the path way and covered in stings. The one man believed to be in his late sixties was assessed and found that he was covered in bee stings. Paramedics were estimating close to over a thousand stings to his body. The man was in a critical condition and needed Advanced Life Support intervention before he was rushed off to Greys Hospital were trauma staff where waiting to take over medical intervention.
 
The second man believed to be in his early thirties was in a serious condition and was stabilised by the emergency personnel before he was taken to hospital for further medical care.
It is believed that the two men were walking along a pathway in Glenwood, when it is believed they walked into the swarm of bees. Within minutes they were covered in bee stings.
 
Derrick Banks, ER24

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