Denis Onyon, the Agoro Sub County LC III Chairperson identifies the deceased as Bernard Ajulai, a resident of Lapulingi A village in Agoro Sub County. He was part of the people who had convened for the monthly market day on Wednesday.
A swarm of bees has stung a man to death and injured several others in a monthly market in Agoro Trading Center in Lamwo
district. Denis Onyon, the Agoro
Sub County LC III Chairperson identifies the deceased as Bernard
resident of Lapulingi A village in Agoro Sub County.
He was part of the people who had convened for the monthly market day on Wednesday. Onyon
reveals that the bees that have
for years pitched camp on a
tree within the market and could have been provoked
by noise or unfriendly
scents from the market-goers.
to Onyon, the bees frustrated efforts to rescue the
deceased as they kept attacking whoever tried to get closer.
//Cue in: “ingeyo kic…..
Cue out: ….omedi rweny,”//
He, however, says that they finally
managed to rescue the bee victim and advised him to seek medical attention but
he instead went home. According to Onyon,
Ajulai’s life deteriorated
prompting his family to rush him to Agoro Health Centre III where he was pronounced dead upon
Seven other people including a South Sudanese national Mario
Lokupe are nursing injuries they sustained from the bee attack. Business is reported to have come to a standstill for hours
as vendors and their customers spent
the better part of Wednesday trying to tame the bees and repulse them.
the Lamwo District Entomology
Officer regrets the incident and advises the residents
to desist from staying close to beehives or provoking
them since they can be dangerous and fatal. Ochora
has promised to make plans to smoke out the bees from places presumed
to be dominant of human settlement and activities.