Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Wasps leave one dead and three injured

Wasps leave one dead and three injured

Wasps leave one dead and three injured

A man was stung to death by wasps on Saturday after he and a group of friends attempted to burn out a nest on his Kampong Chhnang property.

Sun Maly, Chres commune police chief in the province’s Kampong Tralach district, said yesterday that the man had died in hospital after being taken there at about 5pm Saturday.

“The victim’s family and neighbours took the victim from the scene and sent him to the hospital after the [attack]. The victim was pronounced dead at Kampong provincial hospital that night. He was seriously injured,” he said.

Three others injured during the attack are still recovering, Maly said, adding that one was so badly stung he was unable to move from his bed.

According to a report from the victim’s wife, he and three others returned from ploughing when they decided to burn the nest, located on a tamarind tree in their backyard. A swarm of wasps emerged, stinging all four numerous times, with her husband taking the brunt of the attack.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • PM warns party of complacency in leaked audio

    Two leaked audio tapes, purportedly of Prime Minister Hun Sen speaking candidly to senior officials, appear to hint at insecurities within the ruling party over the controversial dissolution of the country’s main opposition, with the premier warning that the party’s “struggle” didn’t

  • Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

    The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially

  • Music festival promises big stage, has even bigger hopes

    With a line-up of local and international artists, and a massive outdoor venue booked on Koh Pich, or Diamond Island, Saturday’s Diamond Moon Festival is aiming to showcase contemporary musical and artistic talents at a scale rarely seen in the Kingdom. [img] But the