Death toll from spate of hornet attacks in China reaches 41
BEIJING (AP) - The authorities say that the death toll from an unusual spate of hornet attacks in central China has reached 41.
The Shaanxi provincial government said on Wednesday that the attacks had plagued not only the city of Ankang, where 19 died as reported by the official Xinhua News Agency, but had killed 22 others in two adjacent cities.
All told, 1,600 people have been injured, and 37 of them are in critical or serious condition in hospitals.
The provincial government says it has mobilised a special medicals team and trained more medical personnel to treat victims.