​19-month-old Vietnamese hospitalized with nearly 1,000 bee stings

​19-month-old Vietnamese hospitalized with nearly 1,000 bee stings

A doctor examines Nguyen Thong Van Sang, 19-month-old, at the Nghe An Obstetrics And Pediatrics Hospital, Nghe An Province, Vietnam in April 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A 19-month-old baby in north-central Vietnam has been in intensive care after being stung by nearly 1,000 bees outside his home.

On Sunday afternoon, Nguyen Thong Van Sang from Nghe An Province was rushed to the area’s Obstetrics And Pediatrics Hospital while writhing in agony from the stings densely covering his skin.

It took doctors over one hour to pull all the stingers from the boy’s body and head.

He arrived at the hospital in time to avoid the fatal consequences of the bee venom, said Ta Thi Quynh Anh, a nurse at the infirmary.

The boy was still in recovery on Wednesday following three days of treatment.

Sang’s sister, 10, had been asked to mind him while the rest of the family was at work, said Nguyen Van Quy, 36, the baby’s father.

Shortly after, the unattended boy found himself in the back garden with two beehives while his sister was distracted by the television.

Neighbors rushed to the scene after hearing his cries.

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