Father, 80, is killed by bee sting while attending his only child’s funeral in Brazil
Father, 80, is killed by bee sting while attending his only child's funeral in Brazil
- The pensioner was at the funeral of his 45-year-old son when the bees attacked
- He was rushed to the hospital in the Amazon state of Roraima, while 10 others were on strike
- It is said that he died of kidney complications after an allergic reaction
- Diniz is now buried next to his son in the city of Bonfim
A pensioner died after a swarm of bee mourners attacked his son's funeral in Brazil.
Raul Diniz, 80, was rushed to the hospital with a serious allergic reaction after being stabbed in the Amazon state of Roraima yesterday.
Diniz went into anaphylactic shock, but it is said to have died of kidney complications.
Ten other mourners also suffered bee stings at the cemetery in the town of Bonfim.
Raul Diniz, 80, was brought to the hospital with a serious allergic reaction after being stung by bees
Diniz was present at his son's funeral in the remote Amazon state of Roraima
What is anaphylactic shock?
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that affects the entire body.
It is usually caused by insect bites, especially bees and wasps, and foods such as nuts, milk and fish.
Symptoms include feeling faint, breathing difficulties, a rapid heartbeat, itchy rash or swelling of the tongue and throat.
Victims can also get confused and have anxiopus or collapse and lose consciousness.
Symptoms usually start within 15 minutes and can become serious very quickly.
It is caused by the body's immune system reacting too strongly to a trigger
The funeral of Mr. Diniz's 45-year-old son, Rui, was postponed and the family now wants to bury them side by side. It is not known how Rui, his only child, died.
An investigation into the tragedy is underway, but a local official said that everything indicated that the dead person had an allergic reaction to the bee stings.
Immediately after the attack, he was taken to a health center around 10 am before being transferred to a hospital when his condition deteriorated.
Roraima is the northernmost and least populated state of Brazil. It borders the states of Amazonas and Para and the countries of Venezuela and Guyana.
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