A janitor has been stung to death after a hive of bees was disturbed.
Earlier this morning police were alerted to the death of a school janitor at Kawila Wittayalai in Thasala sub district.
On arrival at the scene they found a man, already deceased, covered in bee stings. The man, 73, was covered in bees and rescue services had to light a fire to fumigate the insects away.
According to people at the zoo, the man was last seen cutting grass under a tree where there was a very large hive. The hive was disturbed and the man attempted to flee, before succumbing to the stings.
[Ed. Our Thai reporter used the word ‘peung’ or bees in his report, though we were unable to verify whether it was bees, wasps or hornets, we do apologise.]