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Man dies after being stung by honeybee

Published : Jun 30, 2018, 3:13 am IST
Updated : Jun 30, 2018, 3:13 am IST

The post-mortem report on the cause of death is still awaited.

(Photo: Pixabay)
 (Photo: Pixabay)

Mumbai: A 54-year-old man from Borivali died on Friday at a private hospital two days after he was stung by honeybees in a Brihanmum-bai Municipal Corpor-ation (BMC)—maintained garden. The deceased, Pankaj Shah, was admitted in the Karuna private hospital on Wednesday. Along with Shah, the honeybees attacked two others but they were discharged soon after the treatment. The Doctor treating Shah said, he was in a critical stage and had black spots all over his body when brought to the hospital. The post-mortem report on the cause of death is still awaited.

“When the patient was brought to the hospital, he was in a very critical stage and was low on blood pressure and oxygen. The post-mortem report is being prepared, only then we can determine the kind of sting,” said Dr Sawant from Karuna Hospital. The incident happened at Veer Savarkar garden located at L.T road in Borivali (west).

The deceased had a medical problem in his spinal cord, and used to take a stroll in the garden, revealed the relatives. “My brother was on his regular stroll at the garden when the incident happened around 3 pm. More than 100 honeybees attacked him. We took him to the hospital immediately but he gave up around 5.30 pm,” said Kirit Tempel, brother of the deceased. Mr Tempel further added, “The hospital authorities harassed us a lot during the course of treatment and did not handover the body for four hours after the death. The post mortem report has not mentioned the cause of death, ‘decision pending’ states the report.”

According to the BMC,  Insecticide department staff visited the site and took necessary action.  Two others who were affected include Ramanuj Dad (32) and Merrysta Ramona Rongavilla (46).

Tags: honeybees, bmc