An 83-year old woman, Madam Nwanyiaro Orji, was reportedly stung to death by a swarm of bees in Nchoko Amiri community, Oru East local council area of Imo State.
The octogenarian was sid to have gone to use the convenience located at the back of the family house when suddenly people heard an unusual noise.
A villager told Vanguard that they thought the noise came from a bunch of ripe bread fruit tree at the backyard, pointing out that they never knew it was the beehive on top of the bread fruit tree.
“The angry bees, whose home had been dislodged, started stinging everybody within the vicinity, including the aged woman’s step-son, who was in the kitchen at the time,” said the villager who identified himself as Joe.
The boy’s effort to rescue his step-mother was however fruitless as he hurriedly left the scene.
Some youths later went after the bees with insecticides after wrapping themselves properly.
“After winning the battle against the bees, the young men rescued the old woman and quickly rushed her to a nearby private hospital, where the medical team did everything possible to save her life. The woman died the next day.”