Attack of Asian hornets: four people hospitalized after multiple bites, including two “in absolute emergency”

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This Sunday, October 23, four people were injured by multiple bites from a hornet attack. All were hospitalized, two of them in serious condition.

Four people were injured after a hornet attack in a cemetery in Niort in the Deux-Sèvres this Sunday, October 23. The four victims were bitten several times by the insects.

Two of them were transported in “absolute emergency” to the hospital and their vital prognosis would be engaged, according to our colleagues from West France. A 15-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy, also hospitalized, were affected but less seriously, according to France Bleu. Some thirteen firefighters were mobilized to help the victims. They were supported by the Samu and the police who were on the spot. The hornet’s nest was then neutralized, and the town hall set up a security perimeter, as specified by our colleagues.

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