Mother and daughter killed by hornets in Cambodia

Phnom Penh - A Vietnamese woman and her two-year-old daughter were stung to death by hornets after their fishing boat collided with a nest, Cambodian police said on Friday.

The 26-year-old mother died on Friday morning at a hospital in central Kampong Chhnang province, a day after the infant perished following the accident, local deputy police chief Chhay Khemrath told AFP.

Her son and another daughter, aged five and eight respectively, were also badly stung by the insects and have been transferred to the capital Phnom Penh for hospital treatment.

"The Vietnamese family went fishing and tried to tie their boat to a tree, but it hit the hornets' nest triggering the attack," he said. "The father tried to get away from the tree, but the engine failed."

In a separate case, an 11-year-old Cambodian boy died on Wednesday after being stung by hornets a day earlier in Kampong Chhnang province, according to local media.

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Tavengwa Chivirira Muchini 2014-08-15 06:01:23 PM
We used to get stung herding cattle in Zim by the brown and black ones but we wouldn't die.What type are these in Indonesia?
Pieter ZA 2014-08-15 07:35:08 PM
Massive hornets! As big as your thumb. 10 stings wil get you hospitalised. 30 can kill you. Not a nice way to die :(
Dennis van Aarde 2014-08-15 07:50:19 PM
Shame feel sorry for the family
Bradly Minnaar 2014-08-15 10:56:41 PM
Heavy bloody things those.
Gushungo 2014-08-16 12:02:40 AM
My sincere condolences to the familly what an unfortunate terrible nature accident
Anthony Gold 2014-08-16 09:03:54 AM
Don't stir the hornets nest.