Mysterious Bees Kill Mother, Son In Delta

Source: Maryjane Ezeh/

The people of Ogwashi-Uku community near Asaba, Delta State, are still in shock after a woman in her mid 50s and her teenage son were reportedly stung to death by strange bees.

The sad incident happened when the deceased woman, a vice principal in one of the secondary schools in Agbor, was said to have gone on sightseeing with her son and a woman friend, who had visited them on a fateful weekend to the state-owned polytechnic in Ogwashi-Uku.

It was gathered that she had driven her son and her woman friend to the Fine and Applied Art Department area located within the permanent site of the polytechnic to see the development going on in the institution when they were allegedly attacked by the wild bees.

According to report, the bees came from nowhere and attacked the boy. He was said to have fallen to the ground and covered by the rampaging bees before his mother rushed to save his life.

However, the bees reportedly diverted their attention to the woman, covering all parts of her body, sparing no part.

The victim's friend, who witnessed the incident, was said to have raised the alarm that attracted both the security officials and men of the state-owned fire service posted to the institution, but their effort to reduce the effect of the sting, as they used a liquid substance on the victims, were abortive.