Six Passengers Killed from Killer Bees Stings After Bus Crash

At least six passengers were killed after they were stung to death by bees when the bus they were traveling on crashed on a road in Nicaragua.

Authorities said Santos Herrera, 22, was driving on El Caracol-La Rica route that covers the northern cities of Jinotega and San Sebastián de Yalí, when he encountered mechanical problems and lost control of the school bus in the municipality of San Sebastián de Yalí on Monday.

The crash sent the bus crashing into a 160-foot-deep slope where the beehives was were located.

The impact of the crash caused the bus to break open multiple wooden boxes and allowed the swarm of African bees to escape the hives where they produced honey.

The killer bees attacked 45 of the 60 passengers and Herrera, health officials said.

State television channel 8 reported that area residents tried to rescue the trapped passengers, but stopped their efforts because of the presence of the bees. 

The dead victims were identified as Eneyda Tórrez, 47, and her eight-year-old daughter, Andrea Carolina García, who died at a local hospital.

The accident also left dead Kenia Soza, 19; Dilcia Amparo, 32; Santos Calderón, 38; and Reyna Olivas, 84.

At least 14 passengers, including a four-year-old Justin Rivas and Alma Rivas, who is pregnant, were hospitalized at a clinic in San Sebastián de Yalí and a hospital in Jinotega.

Video footage showed several men, who appeared to be paramedics, loading the body of a male survivor on the flatbed of a city government pickup truck and placing him next to another woman who had also survived the accident.

The National Police’s transit unit initiated a probe into the accident.

The incident comes after a swarm of bees stung five people, three of them minors, at a children’s birthday party in central Mexican state of Hidalgo on April 14.

All five were taken to the Mezquital Valley Regional Hospital for treatment.

In March, at least 10 people were attacked by bees at a street intersection in the western state of Jalisco. Three of the victims required medical attention.

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  1. Further proof that science needs to stop playing God with Mother Nature, they keep screw the citizens!

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