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Octogenarian killed in bee attack

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Kendrapara, Aug 13

An octogenarian woman died after being stung by honey bees in Kendrapara district while four others were hospitalized following bee attack.

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The victim was identified as Srmati Sethy (83) of Patalipanka village. She was attacked by bees on her way to do something in the backyard of her house, police said.

As the victim raised an alarm after being stung by a swarm of bees, locals rushed to the spot to save her. In the process, they too sustained bee stings, police said.

This is the second report of death due to bee attack in the district. A fortnight ago, an old man had died in Alijanga village after being stung by bees. (PTI)