Picnic turns fatal: Bee attack kills one, injures three in Gajapati


Paralakhemundi: A picnic party turned fatal as a youth died after being stung by a swarm of bees and three others got critically injured in the attack at Mankadadia waterfall in R Udayagiri waterfall of Gajapati district last evening.

According to sources, seven youths of Biramekhapur village under K Nuagaon police limits of the district had gone to the waterfall for a picnic yesterday when the bees attacked them.

Four of them were stung by a swarm of honeybees when they were picnicking at the site, following which they ran amok to get rid of the attack and one of them jumped into the water fall.

The victim who jumped to the waterfall, Sanju Mohapatra, drowned.

K Nuagan police rushed to the spot being informed about the incident and and admitted the three injured youths to Chandragiri Community Health Centre (CHC). But it failed to trace out Sanju.

Police finally recovered Sanju’s body from the waterfall this morning after some locals spotted it floating on water.

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