Boy dies after bees attack
13/08/01 - Ananova - http://www.ananova.com/
A nine-year-old boy has died after being attacked by hundreds of bees while riding his bike past a field of sunflowers, hospital officials in France said.
A passerby found the boy on a roadside covered with bees last Monday and rushed him to the hospital in Poitiers.
The child had about 1,000 stingers removed from his body and suffered cardiac and breathing problems after the attack, a doctor who treated him said.
The boy died on Friday.
According to Joseph Laine, an assistant to the mayor of Montils, where the boy lived, the bees came from hives that had been placed in a sunflower field to be harvested for honey.
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