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Deadly sting

Friday, 20 January 2012 08:59

By Jasmine Netzler-Iose

Deadly sting Police are puzzled by the death of a nine-year old boy, of Taufusi and Falese’ela, Lefaga, who died from bee stings on Monday evening.  Assistant Police Commissioner Le’aupepe Fatu Pula said the boy was there to visit family when the incident occurred.

“He was at the back of the house near the kitchen when he was stung on the forehead and in the back of his neck by a bee.” Le’aupepe said this is a very unusual cause of death.

“Many get stung by bees but never die as a result.”  He said the boy did not immediately die but “started wailin

g that he had been stung by a bee.”
“It wasn’t until another member of his family noticed that he was shaking and looked in shock that he immediately took him to the neighbours’ house for treatment.”

Le’aupepe said the boy was taken to hospital but it was too late.
No Postmortem is planned to determine the death of the boy.

When Samoa Observer visited the family of the boy at Taufusi on Wednesday his parents were not there.
However, a family member said to speak with the boy’s parents.

She confirmed that the boy was not allergic to bees. She said a medical doctor who examined the boyconfirmed that the bee sting was the cause of death.
“I think he was in shock from the pain of the sting that had led to a heart attack. That is what we suspect had caused his death.”

Samoa Observer understands the boy’s body was released yesterday to his family. He is expected to be buried today.
They have also requested that the media give them time to finalise important funeral arrangements before they could comment on the matter.

 

 

 

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